Feast Day

The feast day for Saint Andrew the Apostle is November 30.

Andrew, brother of Simon Peter, was one of the first called by Jesus.  In the Gospel of Mark, he was called while fishing with Peter (Mark 1:16).

Tradition tells us that Andrew preached the gospel in Scythia (Central Asia, east of the Caspian Sea), Greece and later in Byzantine. A very old tradition tells that he was crucified on an X-shaped cross in Patras in Achaia (Southern Greece).