Saint George Motto, Law, and Trinitarian Salute

Troops of Saint George Law, Motto, Oath and
Trinitarian Salute


The Law

The Troops of Saint George Law was written by Saint Peter, our first Pope:

1. “Honor all men.
2. Love the brotherhood.
3. Fear God.
4. Honor the King.” (1 Peter 2:17)


The Motto: Parati Semper

The motto of the Troops of Saint George is “Parati Semper”, which also comes from Saint Peter, our
first Pope:

“But sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts, being prepared always (parati semper) to satisfy every one
that asketh you a reason of that hope which is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15)

“Dominum autem Christum sanctificate in cordibus vestris parati semper ad satisfactionem omni
poscenti vos rationem de ea quae in vobis est spe.” (1 Peter 3:15, Latin Vulgate)


The Oath

The Troops of Saint George Oath was written by the Apostle Paul (1 Timothy 4:12), and defines the
five traits of the man who seeks to be a disciple of Our Lord Jesus Christ by patterning his life after
Saint George of Lydda.

“Set an example:
1. in speech (in verbo)
2. and conduct (in conversatione)
3. in love (in caritate)
4. in faith (in fide)
5. in purity (in castitate).” (1 Timothy 4:12)


The Trinitarian Salute

The Troops of Saint George salute their officers, the national flag, banners of the saints and Our Lady,
and crucifixes with the “Trinitarian Salute” – three fingers of the right hand (index, middle, ring) out,
and with the pinky and thumb joined signifying that the divine nature of Christ is joined to His human
nature: fully God and fully man as taught at the Catholic Council of Chalcedon in AD 431.