Saturday, March 13, 2010

St. Andrew

nave, epistle side

St. Andrew, recognizing the Messiah, introduced his brother Peter to Jesus. These two fishermen were eventually numbered among the 12 Apostles. Andrew was with Our Lord in his public ministry and at the Last Supper.  He beheld the Risen Lord, the Ascension, and Pentecost.

Sentenced to death by crucifixion and feeling himself unworthy to die in the same manner as Our Lord, he is held by tradition to have been crucified on a decussate cross such as the one he holds here.

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