Hurrah the Feast of Saint George

The image is a photo I took of a tile in Jerusalem last December. If I were to have a patron saint, I should think it would be St. George. Today is the Feast of St. George, patron saint of cavalrymen and horsemen generally, of Dragonslayers, and I trust of bikers.

There is an impressive list of 'Alternative Second Readings' today, for those of you who keep up with such things. They all have to do with being prepared for persecution for being a Christian.

Romans 5:1-5

Romans 8:31-39

2 Cor. 4:7-15

2 Cor. 6:4-10

2 Timothy 2:8-13,3:10-12

Hebrews 10:32-36

James 1:2-4,12

1 Peter 3:14-17

1 Peter 4:12-19

1 John 5:1-5

The Gospel reading, if you are still inclined after all of that, is John 15:18-21.


MikeD said...

Sorry Grim, but according to the Catholic Church, the patron saint of motorcyclists is Saint Columbanus. But as he was a roamer and a tamer of bears, I don't think you'll be too disappointed.

RonF said...

St. George is also the patron saint of Scouting - and the Boy Scouts of America are certainly no stranger to persecution these days.

Grim said...

Columbanus is a good saint too. :) But, hey, I've spent a fair amount of time on horses (and, for that matter, in the Boy Scouts once upon a time). So St. George might still be friendly towards me, I hope. And riding a motorcycle through the steel rush of traffic can't be totally foreign to a cavalryman!

james said...

David Warren on St George