Saint George the Younger

Saint George the YoungerAlso known as

  • George of Militene



Born wealthy, he used his fortune help the sick and poor until it was gone, then entered a monastery. Bishop of Mitylene, Greece; known as the Younger because there had been two previous bishops in Mitylene named George. Noted for his humility and fasting, for his gifts of healing, and his work as an exorcist. Stood against emperor Leo the Armenian and the iconoclasts. For his courage and defense of the icons he was exiled to Chersonese (near modern Sevastopol, Ukraine) for the rest of his life.




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MLA Citation

  • “Saint George the Younger“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 April 2017. Web. 22 October 2021. <>