St George’s Day

Today, the 23rd of April is St George’s Day, the patron saint of England. Nobody knows how he came to be patron saint of England and we know very little about him except that he probably lived in the 4th century, was martyred and by the 6th century had become a very popular saint. The legend of his dragon doesn’t even appear until the 12th century, but it is that which I would like to think about today because I think it has some relevance for us…

“Jerusalem” from St George’s Chapel, Windsor (2016)

It is customary for the hymn “Jerusalem” to be sung in cathedrals, churches and chapels on St. George’s Day, or on the Sunday closest to it.

One Reply to “St George’s Day”

  1. A wonderful thought via video from Deacon Corinne for St George’s Day. Very good to hear about England’s Patron, and moreover, to receive Dcn Corinne’s inspired words which encourage us in these very difficult days.
    Thank you! The Lord is risen!!

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