November 30 – Saint Andrew: Patron Saint of Russia

Saint Andrew, Patron Saint of Russia (Feast Date: November 30)

Extract from Andrew, Apostle:  “Andrew, like his brother Simon Peter, was a fisherman. He became a disciple of the great St. John the Baptist, but when John pointed to Jesus and said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” Andrew understood that Jesus was greater. He left John and when Jesus knew that Andrew was walking behind him, he asked, “what do you seek?” When Andrew answered that he would like to know where Jesus lived, Our Lord replied, “Come and see.” Andrew soon realized that Jesus was truly the Messiah. At the end of his life Andrew was crucified. Two countries have chosen him as their patron – Russia and Scotland.”

Saint Andrew, Patron Saint of Russia (Feast Date: November 30)

Extract from Saint Andrew – Patron of Russia: “Andrew, like his brother Simon Peter, was a fisherman. He became a disciple of the great St. John the Baptist, but when John pointed to Jesus and said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” Andrew understood that Jesus was greater. At once he left John to follow the Divine Master. Jesus knew that Andrew was walking behind him, and turning back, he asked, “what do you seek?” When Andrew answered that he would like to know where Jesus lived, Our Lord replied, “Come and see.” Next, Andrew brought his brother Simon (St. Peter) to Jesus and Jesus received him, too, as His disciple. It is believed that after Our Lord ascended to heaven St. Andrew went to Greece. He is said to have been put to death on a cross, to which he was tied, not nailed. He lived two days in that state of suffering, still preaching to the people who gathered around their beloved Apostle. St. Andrew is the patron of Russia and Scotland.”

Saint Andrew Patron Saint of Russia (Feast Date: November 30)

Extract from Extract from Saint Andrew: “He became a disciple of the great St. John the Baptist, but when John pointed to Jesus and said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” Andrew understood that Jesus was greater. At once he left John to follow the Divine Master. Jesus knew that Andrew was walking behind him, and turning back, he asked, “What do you seek?” When Andrew answered that he would like to know where Jesus lived, Our Lord replied, “Come and see.” He is said to have been put to death on a cross, to which he was tied, not nailed.”

Saint Andrew,Patron Saint of Russia (Feast Date: November 30)

Extract from Saint Andrew: “Saint Andrew called in the Orthodox tradition Protocletos, or the First-called, is a Christian Apostle and the younger brother of Saint Peter. The New Testament records that St Andrew was the brother of Simon Peter, by which it is inferred that he was likewise a son of Jonah, or John, (Matthew 16:17; John 1:42). He was born in Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee (John 1:44). Both he and his brother Peter were fishermen by trade, hence the tradition that Jesus called them to be his disciples by saying that He will make them “fishers of men”.

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. (Name) on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

 

Violence of Rebels in Chechnya (April 2009) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions:  May 11 – May 24, 2009.

Armed Clashes in Russia (March 19-21, 2009) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: March 30 – April 12, 2009.

Earthquake in Russia (Oct 11, 2008) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: December 8 – December 21, 2008.

Civil War in Russia (September 2008) (Ongoing) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions:  September 29-October 12, 2008.

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