Pious Christians built a new church in honor of St George at Lydda during the reign of St Constantine (305-337). When the church was consecrated, the relics of the holy Great Martyr George (April 23) were transferred there, and many miracles took place before them.
Troparion - Tone 4
O liberator of captives,
defender of the poor,
physician of the sick, and champion of kings,
trophy-bearer, great martyr George,
intercede with Christ God that our souls may be saved.
Kontakion - Tone 8
As we the faithful flee to you for refuge
and seek your protection and speedy help,
we entreat you, O Champion of Christ,
that we who sing your praises may be delivered from the snares of the enemy
and from every peril and adversary,
that we may cry, "Rejoice, O martyr George!"