Monday, April 23, 2012

For England and St George

As is customary on this blog the flag is out today
- as it is Saint George’s Day.

This is our flag and our Patron Saint, it does not belong to the English Defence League any more than the Union Flag belongs to the BNP or the Labour Party.

According to wikipedia:

St George was a Roman soldier from Syria Palaestina, so definitely not English - so there!

And he is not only the patron saint of England. He is also the patron saint of Aragon, Catalonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, and Russia, as well as the cities of Amersfoort, Beirut, Bteghrine, Cáceres, Ferrara, Freiburg, Genoa, Ljubljana, Gozo, Pomorie, Qormi, Lod and Moscow, Scouting, as well as a wide range of professions, organizations and disease sufferers.

He is best known for the slaying of the Dragon, but since he is the very stuff of myth and legend just what does that Dragon symbolise? Prejudice perhaps?

1 comment:

  1. The same thing that the snakes St. Patrick drove out of Ireland, I reckon. Personally, I prefer honouring the dragon, but then I'm partial to dragons.