Happy Saint George’s Day!

First on a personal level, to my son Charlie, to his mother Elena and grandma Nina in memory of Charlie’s uncle, Elena’s brother, Nina’s son, and my brother-in-law George,

then to my “Extended Family” of all the true Christian people of England, Greece, Aragon, Catalonia, Portugal, Malta, Serbia, Romania, Russia, Lithuania, and Ukraine, and to all their descendants in the Americas or Australia, South Africa, Iraq or India, to all militant Christians everywhere, and to every Church, Convent, and Monastery dedicated to or named after the great dragon-slayer as patron,

but especially to my old parish Church Saint George’s, with its new organ and very old Louis Comfort Tiffany stained-glass windows, most of which survived Hurricane Katrina, at 4600 Saint Charles Avenue in New Orleans 70115 (just Uptown-Riverside west of Napoleon between Cadiz and Valence)

I send greetings and wishes for a Happy but above all Victorious Saint George’s Day!

True, it appears that Marine Le Pen did not quite slay the dragons of socialism and alien invasion in France in the elections on Sunday.  It would have been awfully nice if she had made it into the runoff.  But instead, Socialist Francois Hollande and “NeoCon” Gaullist Nicolas Sarkozy will compete for her voters…and perhaps the Front National will be a necessary part of any coalition government in France from now on.  I continue to respect the French and to pray for their continued leadership in fighting globalism and transnationalism.  

For his part, Sarkozy is a true Global ethnic mishmash exceeding even the “shake-and-bake” spirit embodied in the U.S.’s own Kenyan Kansan by way of Indonesia and Hawaii Barack Hussein Obama—Sarkozy is a Hungarian Aristocrat-Ottoman-Greek-Jewish-French Catholic hybrid….  I’m not saying that Sarkozy is a dragon or anything…. but

Happy Saint George’s Day to all who believe in the words of Christ from the Gospel of Matthew 10:34-39

Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.  He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

This, in my opinion, is the Spirit of Saint George’s Day, and of All Saints Day, of Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, of “Patriot’s Day” April 18, last week, and of July 2-4 (respectively “Vote and Decision to Independence Day” [July 2 was Benjamin Franklin and others favored as the U.S. National Holiday] and Signing of Declaration Day in Philadelphia 1776), and July 14 (French Bastille Day).  The French have a long and particularly strong tradition of political Dragon Slaying, I think—-it may be time for such things to happen to wipe out the current “Ancien Régime” in Washington and New York, for example… A really and truly Happy Saint George’s Day!

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