St. George (no. 8)
St. George (no. 8)

Saint George (200s - April 23, 303), according to tradition, he was a soldier in the Roman army. of Cappadocian Greek origin and a member of the Praetorian Guard of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith. He became one of Christianity's most venerated saints and megalomartyrs and has been especially revered as a military saint since the Crusades. He is venerated by Christians, Druze and also some Muslims as a martyr of the monotheistic faith. In hagiography, he is immortalized as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers and one of the most prominent military saints in the legend of Saint George and the Dragon. The Church of St. George in Lod, Israel, contains a sarcophagus that many Christians believe contains the remains of St. George.