Byzantine mosaic portrait of Saint Andrew the apostle
When is the Feast of St. Andrew?
How long until Feast of St Andrew?
|This holiday next takes place in 72 Days.|
Dates of Feast of St. Andrew
|It is traditionally said that St. Andrew brought Christianity to Romania in the 1st Century AD|
|Scotland: St. Andrew's Day|
St. Andrew's Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew.
The day is celebrated annually on 30 November, as this is the generally accepted date of St. Andrew’s death.
St. Andrew is the patron saint of Romania and the Romanian Orthodox Church and is credited with spreading the gospel to Romania.
Who was St. Andrew?
St Andrew was one of the Twelve disciples of Jesus (Apostles) and was originally a fisherman like his brother, St Peter. St Andrew was credited with spreading the gospel to Romania, Greece and Russia.
In 60AD, he was working in Patras, where he baptised the wife and brother of the Governor, Aegeus. The Governor was so incensed by this, that St Andrew was arrested and crucified.
It is believed that Andrew died on a diagonally transversed cross which the Romans sometimes used for executions and which, therefore, came to be called St Andrews cross. It is said that Andrew could have been crucified on a standard but didn't see himself as worthy enough to die in the same manner as Jesus..
In addition to Romania, Andrew is the patron saint of Barbados, Ukraine, Russia and Scotland.