• Shrine of St George of England Lydda

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    520 x 346 mm
    20.5 x 13.6 in
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    In the fully developed Western legend, which developed as part of the Golden Legend, a dragon or crocodile makes its nest at the spring that provides water for the city of "Silene" or the city of Lydda in the Holy Land, depending on the source. Consequently, the citizens have to dislodge the dragon from its nest for a time, to collect water. To do so, each day they offer the dragon at first a sheep, and if no sheep can be found, then a maiden must go instead of the sheep. The victim is chosen by drawing lots. One day, this happens to be the princess. The monarch begs for her life to be spared, but to no avail. Saint George arrives on his travels. He faces the dragon, protects himself with the sign of the Cross, slays the dragon, and rescues the princess. The grateful citizens abandon their ancestral paganism and convert to Christianity. St George is very much honoured by the Eastern Orthodox Church, wherein he is referred to as a "Great Martyr",a Church was dedicated to him in Lydda during the reign Constantine the Great . When the church was consecrated, the relics of the St. George were transferred there. By the time of the Muslim conquest in the seventh century, a basilica dedicated to the saint in Lydda existed. The church was destroyed in 1010 but was later rebuilt and dedicated to Saint George by the Crusaders. In 1191 and during the conflict known as the Third Crusade (1189–92), the church was again destroyed by the forces of Saladin. A new church was erected in 1872 and is stil
    Moris Kushelevitch
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    Lod ,Lydda , Israel
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