Our patron was a fisherman, brother to Simon Peter. The tradition shares that Jesus was walking along the Sea of Galilee and called them to be his disciples by saying that he would make them "fishers of men".
The nets Andrew used in the context of making his living, serve as a serendipitous metaphor in the interNET age of the 21st century.
His feast day is November 30. Andrew is said to have been martyred by crucifixion at the city of Patras in Greece. A tradition developed that Andrew had been crucified by being bound on a cross of the form called crux decussata (X-shaped cross, or "saltire"), now commonly known as a "Saint Andrew's Cross".
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A PRAYER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
“We pray for gentle rains,
and no wind;
we pray for cooling skies,
and water in abundance;
we pray for the burning land,
we pray for the four legged,
and the winged,
for the koala and the kangaroo,
and all of their neighbors;
we pray for the people who are trapped,
for the people who have lost their homes,
for the firefighters and the first responders,
for the exhausted and the tapped out,
we pray for Australia,
from east, to south, to west, to north,
and all the places in between.
In this world of changed and changing climate, God,
we ask that you would help us
to help those who are in immediate danger;
may we use what we have to help and to heal -
then call us to repent of all the ways
we continue to make this world
a place of death, rather than life.
Help us, O God... because we
don't seem to be able
to do it on our own.
In Christ's name,
on the wings of the Holy Spirit,
Thank you to Rt Rev Richard Bott, Moderator United Church of Canada
for this beautiful prayer