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Monday, May 6, 2019

     “As the deliverer of captives and the protector of the poor, as the physician of the feeble and combatant of kings, holy champion and great martyr George, intercede with Christ our God to save our souls.” (Troparion of St. George the Great Martyr)

     St. George, celebrated this Monday on the Older Calendar, has always been close to my heart. This is partly because he’s the patron-saint of my father, and this saint’s feast was always celebrated, both in my hometown-church (with an evening vigil and morning Liturgy), and in my parents’ home (with an open-house and festive dinner for anyone who stopped by to say Happy Nameday to my dad). And I love St. George’s Troparion-hymn, which underlines how he shares the qualities/energies of the Lord Himself, (as “deliverer of captives...

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