The Knightly Order Valiant of St George is a Christian knightly association originating in Hungary, where the Order was founded in 1326 by King Karoly Robert. In the contemporary era, the Order re-emerged following the fall of Communism in Hungary in 1989, and was officially recognised by the Hungarian state. Although the majority of the membership remains concentrated in its two Hungarian priories, where the Order undertakes significant charitable work, the Order has also established priories in the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands and Poland. The Order admits to membership both men and women over the age of 21 who are practising Christians and are supported by two existing members of the Order. The Grand Master of the Order is currently the UK-based Major-General Dr. Janos v. Karaszy-Kulin, who is a veteran of the 1956 Hungarian uprising and Deputy Commander of the Hungarian National Guard. In the United Kingdom, where the Order is a registered charity, the Order's spiritual protector is the Rt. Revd. Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester in the Church of England. The annual investiture takes place in Rochester Cathedral. Charitable activity includes the establishment of the Order's own home for the elderly in Hungary, support for orphanages, childrens' hospices, service charities and the Hungarian Foundation. The webpages for the Order, which provide further details of its work and events, are as follows: Hungarian Grand Priory: http://szentgyorgylovagrend.org/ UK Grand Priory: http://www.orderofstgeorge.co.uk Canadian Grand Priory: http://www.knightstgeorge.com Netherlands Grand Priory: http://orderofstgeorge.webserver1.nl 1326 charter and further information: http://www.freeweb.hu/gyurkovics/gyorgyrend_h.htm
Saint George is a saint in ALL countries.
No, Saint George is not a patron saint of Bulgaria.
By tradition we know that George was a Roman soldier who was suppose to fight the early Christians. He also refused an order to renounce his Christianity. He lost his head for refusing the order. Legendary tales about George say he fought and killed a dragon.
Yes, Saint George is a patron saint of Moscow.
William Arthur Rees-Jones has written: 'Saint George, the Order of Saint George and the Church of Saint George in Stamford' -- subject(s): History, Order of the Garter, St. George's Church (Stamford, Eng.), St. George's Church (Stamford, England)
Saint George would not have the title of saint if he was bad.
Yes, George is a very popular Catholic saint.
Yes,, he is the patron saint of St. George's in Illawara.
King George III is not a saint nor a patron saint. Are you sure you do not have him confused with Saint George?
The Boy Scouts have Saint George as a patron saint.
St. George Preca is not currently a patron saint.
By order of the Emperor Diocletian near Lydda in Palestine in 303.
Cult of St. George, martyred Saint, who slew a dragon Libya.
Yes, Saint George is one of the patron saints of soldiers.
Saint George is one of the patron saints of England.
Saint George was born in Lydda, Palestine.
April 23rd is the feast day of Saint George.
George was a soldier himself.
Bank of Saint George was created in 1407.
Bank of Saint George ended in 1805.
League of Saint George was created in 1974.
James of Saint George was born in 1230.
James of Saint George died in 1309.
Saint George SA was created in 1936.
Saint George Palace was created in 1670.