Saint André

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Selon le Nouveau Testament, André l'Apôtre, également connu sous le nom de Saint André, était un disciple de Jésus. He is the brother of Saint Peter and was part of the inner circle of Jesus Christ.

Dans la tradition orthodoxe, il est connu sous le nom de Premier Appelé. The Patriarch of Constantinople is the apostolic successor to Saint Andrew.

Andrew was born in the early first century in the village of Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee, according to the New Testament. He was a fisherman. His name means “strong,” and he was well-known for his social skills.

Selon l'évangile de Matthieu, Jésus marchait le long du rivage de la mer de Galilée lorsqu'il a remarqué André et Simon Pierre en train de pêcher.

Puis il leur a demandé d'être des disciples et des «pêcheurs d'hommes».

Andrew is not named in the Gospel of Luke at first. It describes Jesus using a boat, thought to be solely Simon’s, to preach to the multitudes and catch a large amount of fish on a previously dry night. Later, in Luke 5:7, it is mentioned that Simon was not the only pêcheur sur le bateau, but it is not mentioned until Luc 6:14 that Andrew is Simon Peter’s brother.

Birth/Early Life

Il y a un peuAndrew l'Apôtre Faits that you should know for instance that Andrew was born between the years of 5 and 10 in Bethsaida, Palestine’s main fishing port. His parents’ names were Jona and Joanna, and he had a brother called Simon.

Jona était pêcheur, avec son associé et ami Zebedee et ses fils James et John.

Il aurait commencé à fréquenter l'école de la synagogue à l'âge de cinq ans, où il aurait étudié les Écritures, l'astronomie et l'arithmétique.

Life With Jesus

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L'apôtre André, dont le nom signifie « viril », fut le premier apôtre de Jésus-Christ. Il avait déjà été disciple de Jean-Baptiste, mais lorsque Jean a déclaré que Jésus était « l'agneau de Dieu », André l'a suivi et a passé une journée avec lui.

Andrew went straight to his brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah.” (Jean 1:41) He accompanied Simon to meet Jesus.

Selon Matthieu, Simon et Andrew ont laissé tomber leurs filets de pêche et ont suivi Jésus alors qu'il passait.

Trois épisodes impliquant l'apôtre André sont enregistrés dans les évangiles.

He and three other disciples questioned Jesus about his prediction that the Temple would be demolished (Mark 13:3-4).

Andrew brought a boy to Jesus with two fish and five barley loaves, which he multiplied to feed 5,000 people (Jean 6:8-13).

Lesapôtre Philippe and Andrew brought some Greeks who wanted to meet Jesus to him (John 12:20-22).

Bien que cela ne soit pas mentionné dans la Bible, la tradition de l'église soutient qu'Andrew a été crucifié en tant que martyr sur une croix en forme de X.


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The Gospels tell us very little about Andrew’s holiness, as they do about all of the apostles except Peter and John. He was a preacher.

C'est suffisant.

Jésus l'a personnellement appelé à proclamer la Bonne Nouvelle, à guérir avec la puissance de Jésus et à partager sa vie et sa mort.

La sainteté d'aujourd'hui n'est pas différente. C'est un don qui inclut un appel à se préoccuper du Royaume, une attitude extravertie qui ne désire rien de plus que de partager les richesses du Christ avec tout le monde.

De nombreux catholiques pratiquent la neuvaine de Saint-André, également connue sous le nom de neuvaine de Noël de Saint-André, dans laquelle une prière spécifique est récitée 15 fois par jour à partir de sa fête le 30 novembre jusqu'à Noël.

Liturgical Calendar

L'année liturgique du calendrier catholique romain commence avec l'Avent, et le premier dimanche de l'Avent est toujours le dimanche le plus proche de la fête de Saint-André.

Though Advent can begin as late as December 3, Saint Andrew’s feast (November 30) is traditionally listed as the first saint’s day of the liturgical year, even when the First Sunday of Advent falls after it—an honor befitting of Andrew’s position among the apostles.


Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, Russia, Romania, Amalfi, and Luqa (Malta). Many national flags depict the cross on which he was crucified, serving as a memorial to him.

Par exemple, le drapeau écossais (et, plus tard, l'Union Jack et le drapeau de la Nouvelle-Écosse) comprend un sautoir pour commémorer la forme de la croix de Saint-André. Le sautoir est aussi le drapeau de Ténérife et le cric naval de la Russie.

La fête d'André est célébrée le 30 novembre dans les églises orientale et occidentale, et c'est la fête nationale de l'Écosse. La fête de Saint-André est le premier jour de fête au propre des saints dans les livres liturgiques traditionnels de l'église catholique.

Andrew is revered in the Greek Orthodox tradition as the founder of the See of Constantinople and the source of apostolic succession in this church.

Il est également une représentation populaire dans les icônes et un nom populaire pour les garçons dans plusieurs pays à population majoritairement chrétienne.

His Travels

André, comme les autres apôtres, est allé répandre l'évangile après la mort, la résurrection et l'ascension de Christ, mais les récits diffèrent quant à l'étendue de ses voyages.

Andrew, according to Origen and Eusebius, first traveled around the Black Sea as far as Ukraine and Russia, whereas other accounts focus on Andrew’s later evangelization in Byzantium and Asia Minor.

He is credited with establishing the Sea of Byzantium (later Constantinople) in the year 38, which is why he is the patron saint of the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, even though Andrew was not the first bishop there.

Key Takeaway

Andrew était l'un desles douze apôtres, and he is known as “Protocletus” (the First-Called) because he was the first Apostle to be summoned into Jesus’ service. Andrew and his brother Peter were fishermen on the Sea of Galilee. Both men became Apostles, and while his brother came to symbolize the Church of the West, Andrew came to symbolize the Church of the East.

Aujourd'hui, la voix de saint André continue d'appeler tous les chrétiens, en particulier les chrétiens orthodoxes grecs du monde entier. Son esprit impassible fait signe à travers les siècles en proclamant :

« Le Sauveur du monde est venu ! Il est le Christ, le Fils de Dieu !

This is the call of St. Andrew to all men for “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.” (Hebrews 13:8)

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Lieux de traditionAndrew’s martyrdomle 30 novembre de l'an 60.

Andrew was martyred on November 30, 60 (during Nero’s persecution) in the Greek city of Patrae, according to tradition.

A medieval tradition also holds that he did not consider himself worthy of being crucified in the same manner as Christ, and so he was placed on an X-shaped cross, now known as Saint Andrew’s Cross (especially in heraldry and flags).

Le gouverneur romain l'avait lié plutôt que cloué à la croix pour prolonger la crucifixion et ainsi l'agonie d'André.

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Andrew demonstrated his love for his brother as well as his apostolic zeal when he sought out Peter, convinced that Jesus was the Messiah. “Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. He first went to his own brother Simon and told him, ‘We have found the Messiah,’ and then brought him to Jesus.” (John 1:40-42)

Some of Andrew’s relics were brought to Scotland in the fourth century, but parts of his skeleton are kept in the crypt of Amalfi Cathedral in Italy, where they are removed twice a year and produce a clear, water-like substance. The substance, known as “manna,” is said to have miraculous properties.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Saint Andrew known for?

Saint Andrew is known as the brother of Peter, the first called by Jesus, a missionary, a martyr, and patron saint of Scotland, Romania, Ukraine, and Russia, and his feast day is celebrated on November 30th.

Why was Saint Andrew crucified?

Saint Andrew was crucified for spreading the message of Jesus and Christianity, and for his faith in Jesus Christ. The exact reason is not mentioned in the Bible, but it is believed that he was put to death by the Roman authorities for preaching Christianity.

How did Andrew meet Jesus?

Andrew first met Jesus when he was working as a fisherman, and Jesus called him to be his disciple. He was among the first followers of Jesus and one of the twelve apostles chosen by Jesus Christ.

What happened to Andrew’s body?

Saint Andrew’s body was taken to Patras in Greece after his crucifixion, then moved to Constantinople by the emperor Constantine the Great, then to Amalfi in Italy, and finally, some of his relics were brought to Scotland. The authenticity of some of these relics has been questioned by some scholars and it is not clear which parts, if any, of Saint Andrew’s remains are still in existence.


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