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I am a seeker of the truth. Honesty & Integrity are very important to me. I am a student of life who Loves to learn from Life and friends. I live by a system of values and honorable principles. I am a harmony seeking idealist. I am keen to understand others,and what makes them tick.I seek ways to improve my mental ability.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

St Georges day (England's National day) or is it?

                       St George's Day - April 23rd or Is it?

Follow your spirit, and upon this charge

Cry, God for Harry, England, and Saint George! – Shakespeare, Henry V

Wow, a double feast of St George’s Day and Holy Saturday — the end of Holy Week — in 2011? Well, not officially, as the Church Times reports:

MOST of the country’s St George’s Day celebrations will take place on Holy Saturday this year, ignoring the fact that the date has been transferred to 2 May in the church calendar.

Because 23 April falls in Holy Week, the Church of England keeps St George’s Day after Easter Week.
the traditionally accepted date of Saint George's death in AD 303.

For Eastern Orthodox Churches who use the Julian calendar, 23 April corresponds to 6 May on the civil calendar.

As Easter often falls close to St George's Day, the church celebration of the feast may be moved from 23 April. In 2011 and 2012, the Anglican and Catholic calendars celebrate St George's Day on the first Monday after Easter week (2 May and 28 April, respectively)

The Eastern Orthodox celebration of the feast moves to the Monday of Bright week.

St George's day doesn't appear to be wildly celebrated, like St Patricks day or St Davids day, or maybe that is because I live in Wales.  I have heard that in London there are people walking around with the red and white flag wrapped around them, or dressed as knights.
But it is hard to celebrate St george's day when there appears to be some confusion over what day to celebrate on.

Who Was St George?

St George was a brave Roman soldier who protested against the Romans' torture of Christians and died for his beliefs'

One of the best-known stories about Saint George is his fight with a dragon. But it is highly unlikely that he ever fought a dragon, and even more unlikely that he ever actually visited England. Despite this, St George is known throughout the world as the dragon-slaying patron saint of England.

As it is not celebrated here in wales, I have not made a card.

But I do have a pen drawing that i drew in April 1993 that I would like to share  with you

(Picture drawn in pen, mainly dots of) Saint George

Hugs Julie

1 comment:

ike said...

OOooh - very coool drawing Julie. You should do some more :-D


Ike xx