Apostle Andrew

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== His Life ==
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The holy, glorious and all-laudable '''Apostle Andrew the First-called''' was the first of the [[apostles]] of [[Jesus Christ]] and the brother of the [[Apostle Peter]].  He is also the [[patron saint]] of several countries, including Romania and Scotland.  His [[feast day]] is [[November 30]].
The holy, glorious and all-laudable '''Apostle Andrew''' the First-called was a fisherman by trade, born in Bethsaida. A [[disciple]] of St. [[John the Baptist]], he left St. John to follow [[Jesus|Christ]] following His [[baptism]] and brought along his brother: the [[Apostle Peter]]. Both are numbered among the [[Apostles|Twelve Great Apostles]]. After [[Pentecost]], the lot fell to St. Andrew to preach in:
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==Life==
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Andrew was a fisherman by trade, born in Bethsaida. A [[disciple]] of [[John the Forerunner]], he left St. John to follow [[Jesus Christ]] following his [[baptism]] and brought along his brother, the [[Apostle Peter]]. Both are numbered among the [[Apostles|Twelve Great Apostles]]. After [[Pentecost]], the lot fell to St. Andrew to preach in:
 
*Byzantium: he appointed St. Stachys as its first [[bishop]]
 
*Byzantium: he appointed St. Stachys as its first [[bishop]]
 
*Thrace, Peloponnese, Greece, and Epirus: he [[conversion|converted]] many to the Faith and [[ordination|ordained]] [[bishop]]s and [[priest]]s for them
 
*Thrace, Peloponnese, Greece, and Epirus: he [[conversion|converted]] many to the Faith and [[ordination|ordained]] [[bishop]]s and [[priest]]s for them
 
*Russian lands: in Kiev he planted a cross on a high place and prophesied a bright Christian future for the Russian people
 
*Russian lands: in Kiev he planted a cross on a high place and prophesied a bright Christian future for the Russian people
  
 
== His Death ==
 
 
St. Andrew was [[martyr]]ed in Peloponnese, in the city of Patras. The Proconsul Aegeates' family believed in the miracles and preaching of St. Andrew, and the enraged Proconsul tortured and crucified St. Andrew. The new converts wanted to remove him from his cross, but would not allow them. Instead, he comforted them from the cross and as he prayed an extraordinary light encompassed him for about a half hour. When it left, he gave up his soul. It was the year 62 AD.
 
St. Andrew was [[martyr]]ed in Peloponnese, in the city of Patras. The Proconsul Aegeates' family believed in the miracles and preaching of St. Andrew, and the enraged Proconsul tortured and crucified St. Andrew. The new converts wanted to remove him from his cross, but would not allow them. Instead, he comforted them from the cross and as he prayed an extraordinary light encompassed him for about a half hour. When it left, he gave up his soul. It was the year 62 AD.
  
 
St. Andrew's [[relics]] were taken to Constantinople, his head to Rome and a hand to Moscow.  
 
St. Andrew's [[relics]] were taken to Constantinople, his head to Rome and a hand to Moscow.  
 
 
== Feast Day ==
 
The Church remembers St. Andrew on [[November 30]].
 
 
  
 
== Source ==
 
== Source ==
St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]''
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*St. [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], ''The [[Prologue of Ohrid]]''
  
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Revision as of 05:14, August 2, 2005

The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle Andrew the First-called was the first of the apostles of Jesus Christ and the brother of the Apostle Peter. He is also the patron saint of several countries, including Romania and Scotland. His feast day is November 30.

Life

Andrew was a fisherman by trade, born in Bethsaida. A disciple of John the Forerunner, he left St. John to follow Jesus Christ following his baptism and brought along his brother, the Apostle Peter. Both are numbered among the Twelve Great Apostles. After Pentecost, the lot fell to St. Andrew to preach in:

  • Byzantium: he appointed St. Stachys as its first bishop
  • Thrace, Peloponnese, Greece, and Epirus: he converted many to the Faith and ordained bishops and priests for them
  • Russian lands: in Kiev he planted a cross on a high place and prophesied a bright Christian future for the Russian people

St. Andrew was martyred in Peloponnese, in the city of Patras. The Proconsul Aegeates' family believed in the miracles and preaching of St. Andrew, and the enraged Proconsul tortured and crucified St. Andrew. The new converts wanted to remove him from his cross, but would not allow them. Instead, he comforted them from the cross and as he prayed an extraordinary light encompassed him for about a half hour. When it left, he gave up his soul. It was the year 62 AD.

St. Andrew's relics were taken to Constantinople, his head to Rome and a hand to Moscow.

Source

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