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Posted on 11/29/2013 5:33:27 PM PST by NKP_Vet
St. Andrew was one of Jesus closest disciples, but many people know little about him.
The feast of St. Andrew is November 30th.
Here are 11 things to know and share . . .
1) Who was St. Andrew?
He was the brother of St. Peter, who was also known as Simon bar-Jonah.
He and Andrew shared the same father, so the latter would have been known as Andrew bar-Jonah.
Andrew is regularly mentioned after Simon Peter, which suggests that he was Peters younger brother.
Like his brother Peter, and their partners James and John, Andrew was initially a fisherman on the Sea of Galilee.
2) What is significant about his name?
The name Andrew (Greek, Andreas) is related to the Greek word for man (Aner, or, in the genitive, Andros). It originally meant something like Manly, expressing the parents hopes for their baby boy.
It is interesting that Andrews name is of Greek origin, not Aramaic. Pope Benedict XVI
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He was a faithful follower even though he wasn’t one of the ‘stars’.
Now you know. . . . .Just thought I would post
How the 12 Disciples Died
Simon Peter crucified upside down
Andrew-crucified (Peters brother)
John-exiled, died of old age (brother of James)
Matthew-speared to death
Bartholomew-beaten then crucified. (aka Nathanael)
Thomas-speared to death
Simon-crucified, the zealot
James-stoned to death
Thaddaeus-stoned to death (aka Judas son of James)
Judas Iscariot-suicide by hanging —> Matthias replaced Judas (Acts 1:26)
3) How close was Andrew to Jesus?
4) Why is it ironic that Andrew would be more distant?
5) What do the Gospels reveal to us about St. Andrew?
6) When else does Andrew come to the forefront?
7) Is there a third instance in which the Gospels reveal St. Andrews importance?
9) What happened to Andrew in later years?
10) How has the sisterhood of Rome and Constantinople manifested?
11) How did St. Andrew die?
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