Saint George of Lydda
Born: c. 256-285 A.D. Nicomedia, Bithynia, Roman Empire Died: April 23, 303 A.D. Honored In: Roman
Catholic, Eastern Orthodx, Oriental Orthodoxy, Eastern Catholic Churches, Anglican Communion, Lutharan, Church of the East, Islam,
c. 256-285 A.D.
Nicomedia, Bithynia, Roman Empire
April 23, 303 A.D.
Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodx, Oriental
Orthodoxy, Eastern Catholic Churches, Anglican Communion, Lutharan, Church of the East, Islam, Umbanda
April 23 or May 6
Canonized: 494 A.D.
Patron Saint of:
Scouting, horses, archers, skin disease sufferers, syphilitic people, England, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Moscow
A Prayer to St. George for Intercession
Almighty and eternal God!
With lively faith and reverently worshiping Thy divine Majesty,
I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust
Thy supreme bounty and mercy.
Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light
And inflame my heart with the fire of Thy divine love,
That I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of Saint George
And following his example imitate, like him, the life of Thy divine Son.
Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously,
Through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper,
The petition which through him I humbly place before Thee,
Devoutly saving, "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."
Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory
And to the salvation of my soul.
Invocation of Saint George –
Prayers of Intercession
Faithful servant of God and invincible martyr,
Favored by God with the gift of faith,
And inflamed with an ardent love of Christ,
Thou didst fight valiantly against the dragon
Of pride, falsehood, and deceit.
Neither pain nor torture, sword nor death
Could part thee from the love of Christ.
I fervently implore thee for the sake of this love
To help me by thy intercession to overcome
The temptations that surround me,
And to bear bravely the trials that oppress me,
So that I may patiently carry the cross
Which is placed upon me;
And let neither distress nor difficulties separate me
From the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Valiant champion of the Faith,
Assist me in the combat against evil,
That I may win the crown promised to them
That persevere unto the end.