Commemorated on January 2
Saint George (Zorzes) was from Georgia, and was sold into slavery
when he was young. His master, a Muslim from the Greek island of
Mytilene, forced him to embrace Islam and renamed him Sali. After his
master died, George remained on the island and opened a small shop.
1770, when he was seventy years old, he appeared before the authorities
and announced that he was an Orthodox Christian. The kadi thought that
George had lost his mind, since his declaration would lead to his death.
next day George was questioned again, and then he was beaten. He
endured his torments with silence, but would not be turned from his
confession of faith. After more torture, the holy martyr was hanged on
January 2, 1770, receiving a crown of glory from the Savior Christ.
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