Our Patron Saint: St George (Mor Geevarghese Sahdo)

St. George was born in 280 AD in a Christian family, in the city of Capadocia, in Minor Asia. As a young nobleman St George followed the tradition of the Roman Empire to join the Roman army. He was a Christian and struggled to spread the Christian message. When the Emperor Diocletian in the Roman Empire became aware of St. George, he did everything in his power to destroy him because of his Christian faith. After many assassination attempts against St. George, the emperor realized that he could not put an end to his life so he demanded that he would be beheaded with a sword. On April 23rd 303 AD St. George's life ended at 23 years old. He was buried in his mother's home who was situated by the beach at Lydda in Palestine. He became a martyr for the Christian people, since he died for his faith. On April 23rd of each year, the day of St. George is celebrated as a great feast in our church along with many churches worldwide.




 Our Church

St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Birmigham belongs to the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church under the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East. It is administered by UK diocese of Malankara Archdiocese of Universal Syriac Orthodox Church (Malankara Jacobite Syrian Christian Church)