Who was St. Kevork?

Who was St. Kevork?

Saint Kevork, also known as Saint George, is an early Christian martyr who during the Middle Ages became an ideal of martial valor and selflessness. Nothing of George’s life or deeds can be established, but legends about him as a warrior-saint, dating from the 6th century, became popular and increasingly extravagant. The legend repeats the story of his rescuing a Libyan king’s daughter from a dragon and then slaying the monster in return for a promise by the king’s subjects to be baptized. It is a theme much represented in art, the saint frequently being depicted as a youth wearing a knight’s armor with a scarlet cross.

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