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Monday, January 17, 2011

The Gallows of Saint George the New Martyr in Ioannina

On the 17th of January, a day our Church honors the feast of St. Anthony the Great, it was also the day that the New Martyr George, at the age of 30 in 1838 came to a martyr’s death by hanging in the city of Ioannina. The gallows were set up in the busy Ioannina square of “Kormanio”, which is opposite the great Castle entrance. The square now bears the New Martyr’s name.

Read more about his life at this link: Life and Veneration of Saint George the New Martyr of Ioannina

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