2nd Junior High School of Kalymnos, Dodecanese, Greece – Saint George the Great Martyr and Triumphant

His name, is of the most popular in the Greek population of the most famous and beloved saints throughout the Christian-and not only world.
In the Orthodox Christian tradition, a total of fifty-six figures with the name George adorn the Almanac, the most famous of all George the Martyr and Triumphant. Born into a rich and aristocratic family from Cappadocia in Asia Minor, was an officer of the Roman army. The action, the torment and the repose placed in the 3rd century and the beginning of the 4th century during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. His memory is celebrated twice a year: on 23 April, by decapitation death or the churches that go according to the Julian calendar, if the day coincide before the Resurrection, postponed Monday after Easter and on November 3 for the transportation of the remains of.
Saint George as a martyr (military) saint liberator gathers many tales of his exploits, the most important of all to kill the dragon and saving the princess.
According to tradition, the beast guarding the water from a source in Libya, and did not allow residents to water supply if not give him a prey whenever their fellow villagers. The locals by lot the victim of the dragon for many years. Whole armies opposed the monster, to no avail. The lot fell and princess, which saved the saint young officer on his horse, killing the dragon with his lance. Prostate both troops and countries. Because his life had military considered the patron of the Infantry and the Greek Army and is also the patron saint of England. Also considered patron saint of the Crusaders who brought in the West relics from Palestine and the Boy Scouts.
Saint George is also a Saint of the Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox, the Lutheran Church and the Armenian patron saint of Christians in Palestine, Beirut, Georgia, Bulgarian stratou.Agios George the Martyr and martyr
Worshiped especially by Sarakatsans (nomads of the mainland) and Pomaks of Thrace. The church is dedicated to his memory, the prince of thousands of Turks come every year to worship his image. Many pilgrims and the Patriarchal Church of St. George at the Phanar, where surviving relics of inestimable value as the Patriarchal throne and the pulpit.
The St. George the great martyr and Drakoktonos also associated with agriculture and proliferation: The name George is Greek, derived from the noun “Georgios” meaning cultivated and celebrated the season (April 23) farmers sow, hence the name of “sporiaris.”
But the saint is patron of farmers, because the feast coincides with the season you leave winter quarters and climb mountains.
The festival signifies the beginning of spring. Number Aliases St. either reverence or by some miracle or for another reason: the gas-serpent in the Sea, Palau, where the Turks called him Aerts, the Wheel, that Saint Paul crazy, why punish them by removing their minds.
-Arapis (=black)  or Arakleianos (Irakleianos), Thrace, because miraculous image was Heraclea Propontis. Nigger indeed why the Saint presented black in this picture, embossed black stone, or hardwood.
-The bell at the prince because the image of St. found by a shepherd, and was covered with a bunch of bells symbols of insanity, which we all believe that heals.
-In Thisio the Lazy because the Turks did not allow the church celebrated the Divine Liturgy only on the Feast of on 23 April.
-Ai-Giorgis Gorgus in Kastoria, because rushing rapidly help those who invoke him.
-Ai-Giorgis Cappadocia, from his birthplace and homeland of his father and Palestinian, from the place of origin of his mother.
-Ai-Haddock in Kaso and Ai Horseman, being on horseback. -Bardas, the Georgian, the Epiteidiotis the Kastrenos the Kiourtzis the Kleftograsias the Diasoritis the Zouros, the wine, Methystis, the Persian, the Skyrianos, patron saint of the island, skirts, patron saint of Ioannina, poor , Hatzis, Ai-General, the Psaropiastis the FANEROMENI the farrier.
The festival is associated with customs joy and euphoria. The sanctification of the fields, branches of walnut trees in the backyard of the house is the custom of the feast, in Arcadia. The Sarakatsans, in his name, they get most their oath and the day of the feast of sacrifice the best black ram log huts, while the brilliant white. In Aegina, the smelling chamomile is t ‘St.George the flower. In Macedonia, the month of April is said Agigeorgitis in Pontos Aergitas.
Number of sayings and proverbs mentioned in Holy.
“St.George, help me, shakes and you walk you,” they say in Crete.
St.George and beyond give him your dress air “saying in Messinia. “Ai-Georis help in ‘known’ wish Pontiacs who consider the Holy symbol of gallantry and bravery and report for a new and beautiful lad:” A lad straight mekei Responds’ emorfon like Aerts. ”
The young warrior on horseback was established throughout the Orthodox Christianity as the ideal hero. The ideal symbol of bravery, of masculine beauty and piety.
St George the Martyr and Apostle!
Reproduced from the website http://www.imerisia.gr/article.asp?catid=26510&subid=2&pubid=113038334


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