A very Happy St George's Day to all FC's English readers and supporters.
St George became the patron Saint of England after the returning Crusaders brought his cult back from Palestine.
In standing up to the pagan Roman Empire the Roman soldier St George showed that soldiers and warriors could lay down their lives for the Church and gain martyrdom.
An important ideal to those fighting the Crusades, to protect pilgrims who were being attacked and to defend Churches that were being destroyed. The Crusades were defensive wars (thus, just wars) not offensive wars (such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Lebanon, Palestine etc. today)
Above Right: St George Rose Knight Flag available here.
NB: To those gullible, ignorant or wilful miscreants who claim that St George was a Turk, he was not. It is thought he was from Asia Minor, but in the first Millennia that land was Greek/Byzantine/Roman and not "Turkish" or Asiatic. In fact it had some of the earliest Churches. St George was a European soldier in a European army. We've had enough of the atheist, communist, masonic lies. They're boring.