The Holy Martyr George the New of Ioannina.

Commemorated January 17 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

He was an Albanian, born in the village of Churkli of very poor parents, farm-labourers. Made a target by the Turks for conversion to Islam, he remained steadfast in the Christian faith, for which he was hanged in Ioannina on January 17th, 1838. A great wonderworker and healer, he is still active today.

From The Prologue From Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
©1985 Lazarica Press, Birmingham UK

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