Saints

SAINT GEORGE (KEVORK) THE COMMANDER

This Saturday, September 25, the Armenian Church commemorates St. George (Kevork) the Commander, a third century Roman general who challenged the Emperor’s persecution of Christians by publicly tearing up his decree and urging others to follow his example. To this day he remains a popular saint in the Armenian Church and is the patron saint of soldiers and scouts. As in many other instances, Armenians have given St. George a national character. The Feast of St. George is always on the Saturday before the Feast of the Holy Cross of Varak.