23 April -- Saint George the MartyrCome, you who have discernment and listen to the heroic deeds of Saint George.
What tortures and sufferings the saint endured
In the house of judgement from evil-doers and he was not frightened,
Neither by the fire nor by the wheel of torture nor by the sword.
As I was passing near the court, I saw a wonder, a young man, George,
Stretched out on the wheel of torture, with fire under him,
Fire on his side and tortures of all kinds, but the Holy Spirit comforted him like a mother,
"Fear not, George, your crown is already woven."
While the judges put the young man George to torture,
The Holy Spirit comforted him like a mother,
"Come in peace, glorious athlete, who offered yourself in sacrifice to God.
If the impious tyrant cuts off your tongue, I will speak for you and nothing will go wrong."
Glory to the Father Who chose you and conferred great honour on you, O glorious martyr.
Adoration to the Son Who strengthened you and led you to triumph in the contest.
Thanksgiving to the Holy Spirit Who magnified your name in the four quarters of the earth.
May your prayer protect the Church which celebrates your festival.