Wednesday, April 23, 2008

St George and the Dragon

~Fr. Mark has posted a meditation on two images of St. George to celebrate today's feast. Please visit Vultus Christi
The Weapons of Humility and Prayer

The iconography of Saint George is fabulously rich. I chose two images. In the first, a Byzantine icon, we do not see the dragon. Though real, the ancient dragon is invisible. Saint George is defeating the dragon through prayer alone. His hands are raised in supplication, his head is bowed in humility, and he carries no earthly weapon.
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