Saint Andrew was the first disciple of Jesus. He was the younger brother of Saint Peter and was born in Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee. Fishermen by trade, Jesus called them to be his disciples by saying that he would make them “fishers of men”.
After Christ’s death and resurrection, Andrew preached the Gospel in Asia Minor and Scythia as far as Kiev.
Saint Andrew was martyred by crucifixion in Greece. Because he deemed himself unworthy to be crucified as Jesus on the same type of cross, he asked to be tied to and X-shaped cross.
Saint Andrew suffered for 2 days while he continued to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ until he finally died.
His feast day is celebrated on November 30.