Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre: Hail to Saint George!

Time once again for our usual midday Wednesday feature.

Today, the Church of both the East and the West remembers Saint George, a Roman soldier from Lydda, in Palestine. Legends tell of his fighting a dragon, but there is more truth to his receiving the crown of martyrdom on this day in the year 303.

He is the patron saint of over twenty countries, and more than two dozen cities. He is also the patron of Scouting, and many Christians in the movement from around the world, both old and young, will have “Saint George Banquets” on this feast.

Today is especially celebrated in England, one of those countries for which he is patron. This video clip shows the Ewell Saint Mary's Morris Dancers performing at the Leadenhall Market in London.

As you will see, a good time was had by all.

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