The Saints: Saint Andrew
First century / Feast - Nov. 30
A Galilean fisherman and brother of Peter, Andrew was, according to John’s Gospel, a disciple of John the Baptist who, after hearing the Baptist say of Jesus, “Behold, the Lamb of God,” immediately followed Jesus. This Gospel also credits him with bringing Peter to Jesus. Little is known about his later apostolate. Early Church figures said he preached in Scythia, Greece, Epirus and Achaia, where tradition says he died a martyr, tied to an x-shaped cross. He is a patron of Russia, Greece and Scotland.