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Memorial of St. George - Thursday, April 23

St. George was a martyr and layperson. He died in AD 303 at Nicomedia (Turkey).

What does ‘martyr’ mean? Oxford Dictionary: Old English martir, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek martur ‘witness’ (in Christian use, ‘martyr’).

St. George was a martyr, a special witness to a life lived in Christ. Can the same be said of you: are you a witness to the Christian life? St. George may have given his life for the Faith (called 'red martyrdom'), but you can give your life too in daily martyrdom (called 'white martyrdom') by taking up your cross daily to follow in the footsteps of Christ.

Lord, may I die to self today so that I may live for You.

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