St. Andrew the Apostle
Early 1st Century
November 30, 60AD
Apostolic age by Pre-congregation
Patron Saint of:
Scotland, Russia, Romania, fishermen
and rope makers
Prayer to Saint Andrew
O glorious St. Andrew,
You were the first to recognize
And follow the Lamb of God.
With your friend, St. John,
You remained with Jesus from that first day,
For your entire life,
And now throughout eternity.
As you led your brother, St. Peter, to Christ
And many others after him,
Draw us also to Him.
Teach us to lead others to Christ
Solely out of love for him
And dedication in His service.
Help us to learn the lesson of the Cross
And to carry our daily crosses without complaint
So that they may carry us to Jesus.
St Andrew Prayer
O Christ, our Lord,
Who didst beautify the most blessed Andrew
with the grace of apostleship,
and the crown of martyrdom,
by granting to him this special gift,
that by preaching the mystery of the cross,
he should merit death on the cross;
grant us to become most true lovers
of Thy holy cross,
and denying ourselves,
to take up our cross
and follow Thee;
that by sharing Thy sufferings in this life,
we may deserve the happiness
of obtaining life everlasting.