Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Celebrate St George The Immigrant

George - English Festival, St. George's Day, R...
George - English Festival, St. George's Day, RIverside, Medway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Join us in this simple day of (in)action to celebrate the life of St George the Immigrant on St George's Day, April 23rd.

His father was born a Greek, travelled to the city of Lod in Palestine, where he served in the Roman army and married a local girl. As a young man, George himself emigrated to Turkey, joined the army there, and did very well for himself, rising to the high rank of Tribunus.

It is somewhat ironic, then, that St George has become a symbol for a certain kind of English xenophobia. Given his family’s success stories, now is the time to reclaim St George, and celebrate him as the Patron Saint of Immigration.

Celebrate St George The Immigrant
Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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