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a hand-painted tempera-on-wood reproduction of the original icon
available in three sizes: 4" x 5 1/8" (small), 6 2/3" x 8 2/3" (medium) and 8 1/4" x 11" (large)
origin: Tryavna, Bulgaria
"The legend of Saint George and the Dragon describes the saint taming and slaying a dragon that demanded human sacrifices; the saint thereby rescues the princess chosen as the next offering.
Saint George (Greek: Γεώργιος, Geṓrgios; Latin: Georgius; Coptic: Ⲡⲓⲇⲅⲓⲟⲥ Ⲅⲉⲟⲣⲅⲓⲟⲥ or ⲅⲉⲱⲣⲅⲓⲟⲥ; between AD 256–285 to 23 April 303), according to legend, was a Roman soldier of Greek origin and officer in the Guard of Roman emperor Diocletian, who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith. As a Christian martyr, he later became one of the most venerated saints in Christianity, and was especially venerated by the Crusaders. George's parents were Christians of Greek background, his father Gerontius (Greek: Γερόντιος, Gerontios meaning "old man" in Greek) was a Roman army official from Cappadocia, and his mother Polychronia (Greek name, meaning she who lives many years) was a Christian and a Greek native from Lydda in the Roman province of Syria Palaestina.
In hagiography, as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers and one of the most prominent military saints, he is immortalised in the myth of Saint George and the Dragon. His memorial, Saint George's Day, is traditionally celebrated on 23 April. (See under "Feast days" below for the use of the Julian calendar by the Eastern Orthodox Church). England, and several other nation states, cities, professions and organisations all claim Saint George as their patron..."
-- Source: WikipediA
"As liberator of captives, defender of the poor,
physician of the ailing, and champion of Kings,
beseech Christ our God, O Great Martyr George,
Standard Bearer, for the salvation of our souls."
- Apolytikion of St. George, Translation by Narthex Press