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About Saint Andrew

Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, Greece and Russia and was Christ’s first disciple.

There are around 600 pre-Reformation churches in England named after Saint Andrew, in contrast to Scotland’s handful of churches of all denominations named after the saint. According to the New Testament, Andrew was born in the village of Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee during the early first century. Much like his younger brother, Simon Peter, Andrew was also a fisherman. Andrew’s name means strong and he was known for having good social skills. Saint Andrew is the patron saint of fishermen and singers. Saint Andrew’s feast day is celebrated on November 30th.

(Credit to: https://www.catholic.org/saints)