Monday, September 23, 2019

Saint George the Younger – Saint of the Day – April 7

St. George the Younger Biography

St. George the Younger Profile. Born: 776 AD in Greece, Europe. Worked in Greece, Ukraine. Died: 820 in Ukraine). Feast Day is celebrated on April 7.

The Feast of St. George the Younger – Saint of the Day

St. George the Younger Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 776 AD
Country of Birth Greece of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Bishops
Profession Bishop
Place of Work Greece, Ukraine
Date of Death 820
Place of Death Ukraine)
Feast Day April 7
Beatification Beatified by Pre-Congregation
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
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Saint George the Younger
Saint George the Younger

Saint’s Biography

Saint George the Younger was born in Greece around 776 from a rich and religious family. At the age seventeen, he used his fortune to help the sick and poor, entered a monastery to dedicate his whole life to God. He was elected unanimously to be the bishop at the age of only twenty-seven. For nine years he was the pastor of this local Church, always persevering in his life of penance and charity.

In 813 the harassment of the government forced him to go to Constantinople. To defend the rights of the church George stood against emperor Leo and was exiled to Ukraine.

St. George the Younger Death

Since he could no longer take care of the pastoral care of his faithful, he returned to the anchorite route but was weakened by ascetic practices and after six years following a long illness. He died on 7 April 820 or 821. His remains were buried in Chersonese, later transferred to Mitylene. George of Militene tomb became a scene of miraculous healings.