St. Andrew

St. Andrew's Day is celebrated by many on November 30th. We're inspired by Andrew and have created a stole that helps tell his story so we may learn from his example. A few facts about Andrew:

  • he was one of the Twelve Apostles and a brother of Simon Peter. He was a fisherman by trade, who lived in Galilee
  • The original fisher of men (Mt. 4:18-20) Andrew made no excuses--he just followed immediately. 
  • Andrew accepted John the Baptist's testimony about Jesus and immdediately went to tell his brother AND he was eager to introduce others to Jesus.

A seventh century church tradition tells that Andrew is believed to have died on a diagonally transversed cross, which the Romans sometimes used for executions. The cross St. Andrew was crucified on has been adopted as the national flag of Scotland. The blue that is typically associated with Andrew stands for the sky.

Andrew is one of those that make me think of my actions. Do I follow immediately or do I have a list to get through before I do for Christ? Do I actually take others to see Jesus? 

Carrot Top Studio's stoles representing saints and celebrating special days can be found here.