St. George’s Day 2021 Google Doodle celebrates Feast Day Of Saint George

Date: April 23, 2021 Posted by: Rohit Gupta In: Google Doodle

St. George’s Day 2021 Google Doodle celebrates Feast Day Of Saint George

Today, the popular search engine Google has shared an interactive Google Doodle and celebrating the St. George’s Day 2021.

Who was St. George?

Saint George, also George of Lydda, was a Christian who is venerated as a saint in Christianity. According to tradition he was a soldier in the Roman army. His parents were Christians of Greek origin. His father, Gerontius, was a Cappadocian serving in the Roman army. His mother, Polychronia, was a Christian from the city of Lod in Palestine.

Saint George was a soldier of Cappadocian Greek and Palestinian origins, member of the Praetorian Guard for Roman emperor Diocletian, who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith. He became one of the most venerated saints and megalomartyrs in Christianity, and he has been especially venerated as a military saint since the Crusades.

St. George’s Day 2021

Martyr, Patron of England
Born Cappadocia
Died 23 April 303
Nicomedia, Bithynia, Roman Empire

Venerated in
Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Oriental Orthodoxy
Church of the East
Anglican Communion
Druze faith

Major shrine
Church of Saint George, Lod
St. George’s Monastery, Al-Khader
St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church, Edappally
St. George Orthodox Church Puthuppally Pally
St. George’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church, Aruvithura
St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

23 April (Saint George’s Day)
6 May (Gregorian when Julian date is observed)
23 Parmouti (Coptic calendar, 1 May)

St. George's Day

Attributes Clothed as a crusader in plate armour or mail, often bearing a lance tipped by a cross, riding a white horse, often slaying a dragon. In the Greek East and Latin West he is shown with St George’s Cross emblazoned on his armour, or shield or banner.

Patronage: Many Patronages of Saint George exist around the world

Accounts lauded St. George as a hero who rescued not only a princess but an entire city under siege from a fire-breathing dragon!

Why do we celebrate St. George’s Day ?

St George’s Day in England recalls St George, England’s patron saint. The anniversary of his death, which is on April 23, is seen as England’s national day. According to legend, he was a fighter in the Roman army who killed a dragon and saved a princess.

Happy St. George’s Day!

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