Monthly Archives: November 2014

Fast facts about Saint Andrew #2

With St. Andrew’s day fast approaching here’s some quick fast facts about the Patron Saint of Scotland.

St Andrew’s Day is a bank holiday in Scotland but entitlement to leave depends on the employer
St Andrew is also the patron saint of Romania, Greece and Russia
Scotland is one of the few countries to have one of Christs […]

The animated story of St. Andrew’s.

Animated story of St Andrew
(links to a Youtube video)
With thanks to www.scotland.org
More videos in their gallery.

A History of St Andrew

Saint Andrew (who is believed to have later preached around the shores of the Black Sea), was an agile and hardy Galilean fisherman whose name means Strong and who also had good social skills. He brought the first foreigners to meet Jesus and shamed a large crowd of people into sharing their food with the […]

Who was St Andrew ?

Ten fascinating facts about Saint Andrew, Scotland’s patron saint:

Andrew was a Galilean fisherman working in the Black Sea before he and his brother Simon Peter became disciples of Jesus Christ.
He was crucified by the Romans on an X-shaped cross at Patras in Greece and, hundreds of years later, his remains were moved to Constantinople and […]

Fast facts about Saint Andrew #1

With St. Andrew’s day fast approaching here’s some quick fast facts about the Patron Saint of Scotland.

St Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland
St Andrew is celebrated on 30 November
St Andrew’s Day is a day to celebrate Scottish culture, food and dance
St Andrew’s flag is the flag of Scotland
The flag is in the form of […]