St. George (Kratovac) the Greatmartyr of Serbia

Commemorated on February 11

He came from the Serbian town of Kratov, where he was a master goldsmith. From his youth he distinguished himself by special meekness and humility. An idle word never left his mouth. He never praised himself and never envied anybody. The Moslems wanted to convert him to their faith and with this purpose in mind offered him various awards and high positions. George remained firm, and for this reason he was subjected to various harsh tortures and finally burned at the stake in the city of Sofia in 1515 at the age of 18.

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