Photographer's Note

St. George's opened in 1843 to acccommode the overflown ("chapel of ease") from Christ Church Cathedral and was first located on what is now Notre Dame Street, just outside the city walls.
The present building was opened for worship on October 9, 1870. Its main features include the magnificent double hammer-beam roof (one of the largest of its type in the world) the unique column-free interior which combines elements of both English and French Gothic plans, and the superb English wood-carving in the chancel.
The congregation has, and continues to have, a profound impact not only on the religious and social life of Montreal but also on the expansion of Christian work throughout Canada.

St. George is the protector of women and a model of chivalry. His existence, however, is disputed. One tradition preserved in the Golden Legend says that he was a late-3rd-century Roman centurion of Cappadocia, Asia Minor, a Christian in the service of a pagan emperor. Travelling through Libya he found the inhabitants of the city of Silene (in other versions, Beirut of the Levant) living in the terror of a dragon which had eaten their sheep and could only be appeased by the daily sacrifice of a maiden

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