November 30th: St. Andrew

John the Baptist, with his testimony, paved the way for St. Andrew recognize Jesus as the Messiah. St. Andrew was the brother of Simon (St. Peter), and was the first to introduced him to Christ.

It is generally agreed that he was crucified by order of the Roman Governor, Aegeas or Aegeates, at Patrae in Achaia, and that he was bound, not nailed, to the cross, in order to prolong his sufferings. The cross on which he suffered is commonly held to have been the decussate cross...

For two days after being bound to the cross he continued preaching to the people who gathered near.

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