Saint Andrew

religious figure of the Christian faith

Saint Andrew is one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and the patron saint of Scotland, Romania, Ukraine and several other countries. He was crucified on a cross that was turned sideways to look like an "X". The Saint Andrew's flag is the official flag of Scotland. On St Andrew's Day, many people in Scotland wear a thistle.

Andrew the Apostle
Saint Andrew by Artus Wolffort
BornEarly 1st century
Bethsaida, Judea, Roman Empire
DiedMid- to late 1st century
Patras, Achaia, Roman Empire
Venerated inAll of Christianity
CanonizedApostolic age by Pre-congregation
Feast30 November
AttributesOld man with long (in the East often untidy) white hair and beard, holding the Gospel Book or scroll, sometimes leaning on a saltire
PatronageScotland, Barbados, Ukraine, Russia, Sicily, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Patras, Diocese of Parañaque, City of Manila,[1] Amalfi, Luqa (Malta) and Prussia; Diocese of Victoria fishermen, fishmongers and rope-makers
Saint Andrew's flag


  1. Etravel Pilipinas. "Philippine Heroes: Gat Andres Bonifacio y de Castro". Etravel Pilipinas. Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2012-08-13.