Martyrdom of Saint George, Ordered by Diocletian Hot

Martyrdom of Saint George, Ordered by Diocletian

Tomb of Saint George in Lod, Israel
Source: Wikipedia

According to Christian tradition, St. George dies a as a martyr in Nicomedia on this date.

The actual identity and history of Saint George is completely unknown, but again tradition has it that he was a Roman soldier from Syria who served as one of the personal bodyguards of Emperor Diocletian.

When Diocletian issues an edict requiring a sacrifice to the gods from every Roman soldier, George can't obey because he's a Christian. Despite pleas from Diocletian, who was fond of him, he won't convert, so Diocletian has him executed. George will be venerated in just about every Christian denomination.

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