Egypt Saint George Statue

           

 

  

 


 
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Saint George statue can be seen in numerous countries since the saint is venerated both by the Orthodox religion and the Oriental Orthodox one. Saint George is the patron saint of more than 13 countries and 7 cities. In Egypt the Saint George statue is a part of the church-nunnery that bears his name, situated in the Coptic Cairo. The name George has its origins in the Greek word Georgios: geo (meaning “earth”) and ergon (meaning “work”). Saint George was born in 275 AD (or 281 AD) in Nicomedia – Bithynia and died in Lydda – Palestine, on April 23, 303. The date of his death is the date of his annually celebration. The dates present Saint George as a soldier in the Roman Empire, from Anatolia, the actual England. When Emperor Galerius started a persecution against the Christians, George received the order to fight against Christian people but instead of doing that, he admitted that he was a Christian too and he refused to comply the order. George was tortured in many ways (he was even ripped on a wheel with swords) but he didn’t give up his faith. He was decapitated at the city wall of Nicomedia and he was brought in Lydda and since then the Christians venerate him as a martyr. In all the icons, frescos, mosaics and statues, Saint George is portrayed wearing the armor of a Roman soldier, riding a white horse and fighting with a dragon. The dragon has various symbols; in Sweden, for example, the dragon from the Saint George picture represents the invading army. In the Saint George church from Cairo – Egypt, the statue of the Saint can be seen by visitors if they climb the stairs that get to the tower on which the statue is carved.

 
 

 

Egypt Saint George Statue

 

 
   

 

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