known as :Andreas the Apostle, Endres the Apostle Memorial 30 November
The first Apostle. Fisherman. Brother of Simon Peter. Follower of John the Baptist.
Went through life leading people to Jesus, both before and after the Crucifixion.
Missionary in Asia Minor and Greece, and possibly areas in modern Russia and Poland.
Martyred on an saltire (x-shaped) cross, he is said to have preached for two days
from it. Some peculiar marriage-related superstitions have attached themselves
to Saint Andrew's feast day. * An old German tradition says that single women
who wish to marry should ask for Saint Andrew's help on the Eve of his feast,
then sleep naked that night; they will see their future husbands in their dreams.
* Another says that young women should note the location of barking dogs on Saint
Andrew's Eve: their future husbands will come from that direction. * On the day
after Andrew's feast, young people float cups in a tub; if a boy's and a girl's
cup drift together and are intercepted by a cup inscribed "priest", it indicates
marriage. There are several explanations for why Andrew became the patron of Scotland.
* In 345, Emperor Constantine the Great decided to translate Andrew's bones from
Patras to Constantinople. Saint Regulus was instructed by an angel to take many
of these relics to the far northwest. He was eventally told to stop on the Fife
coast of Scotland, where he founded the settlement of Saint Andrew. * In the 7th
century, Saint Wilfrid brought some of the saint's relics with him after a pilgrimage
to Rome. The Scots king, Angus MacFergus, installed them at Saint Andrew's to
enhance the prestige of the new diocese. * When the Pictish King Angus faced a
large invading army, he prayed for guidance. A white cloud in the form of a saltire
cross floated across the blue sky above him. Angus won a decisive victory, and
decreed that Andrew would be the patron saint of his country. Following Robert
Bruce's victory at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, the Declaration of Arbroath
officially named Saint Andrew the patron saint of Scotland. The Saltire became
the national flag of Scotland in 1385.
Born at Bethsaida
Died crucified on a saltire (x-shaped) cross in Greece
Meaning strong, manly, manhood, valour (greek)
Achaia Amalfi, Italy, anglers, Antey-Saint-Andre, Italy Berchtesgaden, Germany
,Burgundy, Cartosio, Italy Conflenti, Italy Constantinople, diocese of Encinasola,
Huelva, Spain ,fish dealers, fish mongers ,fishermen, gout ,Grand Rapids, Michigan,
diocese of Greece Grognardo, Italy Lampertheim, Germany Luqa, Malta, maidens,
old maids Patras, Greece Plymouth, England ,Russia, Scotland ,singers, sore throats
,Spanish armed forces, spinsters, University of Patras , unmarried women ,women
who wish to become mothers
Representation fish ,fishing
net ,man bound to a cross, man preaching from a cross ,old man with long white
hair and a beard, holding the Gospel in his right hand, and leaning on a transverse
,cross preacher holding some fish ,Saint Andrew's cross saltire (x-shaped) cross
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