Saint George of England, Martyradmin | 23 April 2012
The collect for today, the Feast of St George (d. c. 304), Soldier, Martyr, Patron of England (source):
O God of hosts,
who didst so kindle the flame of love
in the heart of thy servant George
that he bore witness to the risen Lord
by his life and by his death:
grant us the same faith and power of love
that we, who rejoice in his triumphs,
may come to share with him the fullness of the resurrection;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Artwork: Nicolo Roccatagliata, Saint George, 1590. Bronze, San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice.