The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Section of Central Lengthwise Nave. South View

Great Martyr George

Dionisy's frescoes. Great Martyr George

(† c. 303), warrior, great martyr. He came from a noble family of Cappadocia and held a high officer rank in the Roman army. During the persecution of Christians under the emperor Decletian George retired from the army and started to confess Christianity for which he underwent excruciating tortures that lasted eight days and was beheaded in Nicomedia. Feast day: 23 April (6 May).