The Feast of Saint Andrew, brother of Simon Peter

Today the church celebrates The Feast of Saint Andrew, who was the brother of Simon Peter, and one of the first called to be an Apostle by Jesus Christ. He was first a disciple of John the Baptizer. Tradition holds that he preached first in Greece and died bound to an X-shaped cross. He is the Patron Saint of Russia, and the Patron Saint of Scotland. As proclete, or first called, he is the Patron of the Greek Church, patron of the fishing industry, and he is mentioned in the Roman Canon.