After his martyrdom in , the name Georgios became used more widely among Christians, as an adopted baptismal or monastic name, throughout the Eastern Empire. By the 7th century, at least 25 bishops in Anatolia and the Aegean had taken the saint's name. The veneration of Saint George is established for the 5th century. Georgius Giorgo was a comparatively rarely given name in Italy and Gaul in the 6th and 7th century. The name had a first surge of popularity in the 12th century, when Saint George became popular as a military saint of the crusades.
He began his service as a military chaplain in after having graduated from the St. On January 24 , , Fr. He participated in twelve battles with the regiment during the Russo-Japanese War of , sharing with the soldiers the hardships of the war. He dressed and gave comfort to the wounded, whether they were his brothers or the enemy.