23, Monday – St. George, Patron of England
24, Tuesday – Feria
25, Wednesday – St. Mark
26, Thursday – Feria
27, Friday – Feria
According to tradition St. George was a Roman soldier from Syria Palaestina and a guard of Diocletian who was martyred during that emperor’s persecution of the Church. He is venerated in the Anglican Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Church. He is regarded as the most prominent military saint. He was likely born into a Christian noble family around 275 AD and he was martyred on April 23, 303 for being a Christian. St. George presented in icons as the dragon slayer. The general iconographic interpretation is that the dragon represents both Satan and the Roman Empire. Within ten years of his George’s death, Constantine the Great issued the Edict of Milan putting an end to the persecution of the Church.
+ All Saints’ Men’s Group will meet April 24, 7:00 a.m. in the undercroft.
+ Daily Mass at 12:15 p.m. Please take an All Saints parish prayer list home with you & remember your fellow parishioners in your prayers!
+ It’s not for women only! Weekday Bible study of the Gospel of John meets Mondays at 10:30 a.m. If you have questions, please email Priscilla at [email protected] or call her at 540-456-6458.
+ Agape, fellowship and classes begins at 5:45 p.m. with our common meal and classes at 6:30 p.m. – come one, come all, bring some friends, but let Fr. Dan!