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  1. St. George Prince of Martyrs

  2. His Early Life • Father’s name was Anastasius • Mother’s name was Theopasty • Father died when St. George was 20 • Leaving three kids, St. George was the oldest • Father died by the emperor because he was Christian • St. George entered the army and became a leader of 5000 soldiers

  3. His Early Life • St. George became very popular for his skill • The emperor even considered him to be a partner • He was known for his bravery

  4. The beginning of his suffering • The emperor created a decree requiring everyone to worship the idols • Many people were scared of the emperor and the decree and for years no one said or did anything • After three years, St. George went to the emperor and declared his Christianity • The king tried to persuade him to worship the gods but St. George was very passionate about denying the idols

  5. The first phase of torture • They tied him around his loins, raised him on the press and squeezed his body until his bones were crushed and blood flowed from his body • He was healed from this • The king then ordered his men to bring shoes made of iron and nail them to his feet • They also stretched St. George on his back and hammered 600 pins into his abdomen • The Lord healed him from all of these tortures

  6. The second phase of torture • They used what was called the Hembazine on him • Was a machine made out of blades, and it was a wheel • This would tear up the body • They poured vinegar mixed with salt on the wounds and used a sharp brush to rub the skin • They then tied him to a plank with nails and carried him to prison almost dead • The king ordered his men to roll a pillar over his stomach while he was in prison

  7. The second phase of torture • At midnight, a bright light came and the Lord appeared to him • The Lord told him that there will be no martyr equal to him • He was going to suffer for seven years and die three times • The fourth time he will be carried to heaven

  8. The third phase of torture • This gave St. George even more strength and courage • He was tied to 4 long pegs and whipped hundreds of times on his stomach • The men poured lime on his wounds and ulcers • They then poured sulfur mixed with vinegar on his body • St. George’s body was in much pain and burning but the Lord healed him

  9. The third phase of torture • The king seeing this wrote to the rulers of the world, asking for a strong magician • A man named Athanasius came • The king brought the saint and the magician together and said either one of your magic will kill the other • So Athanasius took a cup of cold water and put poison in it, recited some devil chants and gave it to St. George • St. George did the sign of the cross on it and drank it and was fine

  10. The third phase of torture • Athanasius did it again but this time they tied St. George’s hands • St. George then asked him do you want me to drink it from this side or this side and did the sign of the cross with his chin • He drank it and was fine • Athanasius then declared that he believed in the Lord and he was beheaded

  11. The first death of St. George • The king ordered that they make another hembazine but worse • It crushed his bones, and tore apart his flesh everywhere • St. George passed away • Meantime, the king went to a party thinking that he was dead • The Lord ordered Archangel Michael to restore St. George back to life • St. George appeared at the party

  12. The first death of St. George • Everyone was so shocked • One of the kings’ princes, Prince Anadolius, rebuked the king for not believing • The king ordered this prince, his 3000 soldiers, and 400 men and women who were at the party to be executed because they believed.

  13. The second death of St. George • They placed him on a bed of nails and poured hot lead in his mouth • The king ordered a huge saw to be brought and they cut the saint in two • St. George gave up the spirit • They put the body in a boiler full of lead, tar, and sulfur. • The king ordered for St. George’s body to be buried.

  14. The second death of St. George • An earthquake happened and the Lord Jesus told St. George to wake up • He woke up as if nothing had happened • He appeared to the king again and many believed again

  15. The third death of St. George • The King ordered St. George to be flogged again • They put the body in a press with fire torches until he died • The king ordered that his body be thrown on the mountain for the vultures to eat • The sky suddenly flashed with thunder and lightening so that the mountain trembled • St. George woke up and ran after the guards telling them to hold on and wait for him

  16. The third death of St. George • The two guards saw this and proclaimed their Christianity and were martyred • He appeared to the king again and they asked the saint to put forth leaves and bear fruit from chairs • St. George prayed and the chairs did • They took him to a cemetery and asked him to raise the dead. • They rose from the dead talked to them and then returned to their graves and died

  17. The Conclusion of his life • The king started to become very worried that people were believing in the Lord • He asked St. George to leave without telling anyone and he would give him anything that he wanted • St. George said no • The king said fine, I will give you anything just worship his idols and marry my daughter

  18. The Conclusion of his life • St. George pretended to say yes • The king was so happy, he asked all the rulers and the people to come and watch what St. George was about to do • He entered the temple and told the idol to go to hell and immediately they went to hell • The kings daughter believed in the Lord and she was raked with a steel comb

  19. The Conclusion of his life • After this, the king ordered the saint to be beheaded • 70 kings agreed • He was beheaded and received the crown of martyrdom

  20. Hembazin

  21. The Chain

  22. The Chairs of Fruit

  23. St. George Covenant

  24. Raising the Dead

  25. Flogging

  26. Gate

  27. Idols

  28. Jesus’ appearance

  29. Manuscript

  30. Martyrdom

  31. Poison

  32. Pressing