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Andrew the Apostle
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Saint Andrew by Artus Wolffort
Apostle
BornEarly 1st century, Bethsaida, Judea, Roman Empire
DiedMid- to late 1st century, Patras, Achaia, Roman Empire
Venerated in All of Christianity
Canonized Apostolic age by Pre-congregation
Feast 30 November
Attributes Old man with long (in the East often untidy) white hair and beard, holding the Gospel Book or scroll, sometimes leaning on a saltire
Patronage Scotland, 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

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.

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