St. Andrew. St. Andrew. Very little is really known about St. Andrew himself. He was thought to have been a fisherman in Galilee (now part of Israel), along with his elder brother Simon Peter (Saint Peter). They both became followers of Jesus Christ. Scotland’s Flag.
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St. Andrew • Very little is really known about St. Andrew himself. He was thought to have been a fisherman in Galilee (now part of Israel), along with his elder brother Simon Peter (Saint Peter). They both became followers of Jesus Christ.
Scotland’s Flag. • The national flag of Scotland is the Cross of St. Andrew, a white diagonal cross on a blue background. By having its own patron saint and its own flag, Scotland can assert its pride in its independence from England, though an important and proud part of the United Kingdom. Did you know? The Scottish flag is also The flag of Tenerife and The flag of the old Russian navy.
St. Andrew’s day is celebrated on the 30th of NovemberNovember.
St. Andrew is the patron saint of other countries. • Jamaica, Greece, Russia and Romania also have St. Andrew as their patron saint. Did you know? In 1390 , St. Andrew was used As the national symbol on a Five- shilling piece, minted In the reign of Robert III.
St. Andrew himself. • Andrew was a follower of John the Baptist before he and Simon Peter were called to become “fishers of men” by Jesus. Did you know? The name St. Andrew Is used to ward off Gout, sore throats and Stiff necks? He is also Said to watch over spinsters, Childless woman, fishmongers, Fishermen, rope makers and Even singers!
St. Andrew’s remains. • There are many ways people say how St. Andrews remains arrived at St. Andrews in the first place. Some say that an angel appeared to a monk called Rule or Regulus in a dream in AD345, warning him that St. Andrew’s remains should be moved to ‘ the ends of the earth’ for safe-keeping. Rule took a tooth, arm bone, kneecap and fingers from St. Andrew’s tomb in Patras ( In Greece.) and set sail, ending up shipwrecked on the east cost of Scotland at the site of is what now called St. Andrews.
Others say that two monks from the north of England brought the relics of St. Andrew back from Rome and passed them on to the reigning Scots king, Angus McFergus, who installed them in St. Andrews sometime during his reign between AD731 and AD761.
The truth. Whatever the truth , a cathedral to house the saints relics, was started at St. Andrews in 1160. It took 158 years to build and the ruins can still be seen today – including St. Rules tower. ( The square tower.) It is not known what happened to the saints relics, although it is most likely they were destroyed during the Scottish Reformation of 1559. The place where they were kept within the cathedral is now marked by a plaque. A few relics of St. Andrew are said to remain in Scotland today, including a fragment in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh.