The unknown soldier
We know he was a soldier.
We know that he believed in Christ and that they killed him for it.
That’s really all we know.
But people remembered the name of George, the warrior who died for Christ, and long after the details of his life were forgotten, tales about him were told... and retold... and grew in the telling (the most famous of which – in which he slays a dragon - was encompassed in a collection known as “The Golden Legend”).
Thus, Saint George is famous, and yet also unknown.
But we know that he was a soldier who died for Christ and that is a more wonderful accomplishment than anything.
The feast of Saint George, patron of England et al, is celebrated on this day.
(adapted from an earlier post)