St Andrew Day Greek Orthodox: The facts demonstrate that in the Greek Orthodox Church, we place a high significance on the lives and works of the considerable number of holy people. Thus, Orthodox Christians are frequently named after the holy people and they commend their name day every year is in the event that it is their own birthday.
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One of these Saints is Andrew, alluded to as Saint Andrew the First-Called or the Apostle Andrew. He is one of the first twelve pupils who were called to lecture the individuals about Jesus Christ. His gala day is commended every year on November 30th. Here’s more data about him:
Early Life of Saint Andrew
From the books of the New Testament we realize that Andrew was Simon Peter’s sibling, and the two of them were among the Twelve Apostles of Christ. He was conceived in Bethsaida, which was situated in Galilee and is entirely of cutting edge Israel. He was a craftsman in terms of professional career, and he was additionally initially a pupil of John the Baptist, or John the Forerunner. He quit being one of John’s supporters when he learned of Jesus. He left John’s overlay and turned into a devotee of Jesus.
Andrew Follows Christ
Andrew is alluded to as the First-Called on the grounds that it is genuinely notable that he is viewed as the first who pursued Jesus. After Pentecost, Saint Andrew started his service. His movements took him to different spots including Byzantium, Thrace, Georgia, and Kiev, which is in current Ukraine.
During his work, he lectured the gospel and had a constructive outcome. In Byzantium he select Saint Stachys as the principal minister of Byzantium. In Thrace, which is situated on the Peloponnese, he got numerous individuals to accept that Christ is the Messiah. In Georgia, he tried sincerely and lectured the uplifting news of Christ. In Kiev he forecasted that Russia would have numerous houses of worship and devotees of Christ.
Later Years of Saint Andrew
The Apostle Andrew is one of those whose confidence in Christ had him martyred. His movements at long last took him to the Peloponnese in Greece where he lost his life. His remaining parts were taken later on to Constantinople.
There is a psalm about Saint Andrew that Orthodox Christians celebrate during the Divine Liturgy. Here’s more data:
Troparion (Tone 4)
Andrew, First-Called Of The Apostles
Furthermore, Brother Of The Foremost Disciple,
Importune The Master Of All
To Grant Peace To The World
Furthermore, To Our Souls Great Mercy.
Kontakion (Tone 2)
Give Us A chance to applaud Andrew, The Herald Of God,
The Namesake Of Courage,
The First-Called Of The Savior’s Disciples
What’s more, The Brother Of Peter.
As He Once Called To His Brother, He Now Cries Out To Us:
“Come, For We Have Found The One Whom The World Desires!”
Holy person Andrew’s name day is commended on November 30th of every year.
Cherished siblings and sisters in Christ Our Only True God and Our Only True Savior,
CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. Ο Χριστοσ Εν Τω Μεσω Ημων! Και Ην Και Εστι Και Εσται.
APOLYTIKION (DISMISSAL) HYMN OF SAINT ANDREW
As above all else the Apostles to be called, O Andrew, sibling of him (Peter) who was chief, importune the Master of all to concede the world harmony and our spirits incredible kindness.
KONTAKION in the Second Tone
Give us a chance to adulate the namesake of courage, the supernaturally smooth and first to be called of the Disciples of Christ, the brother of Peter. As he called out to him in a long time ago, so now he calls to us, “Come, we have discovered Him for whom we longed.
A HEART-FELT PRAYER TO THE LORD OUR GOD
[Saint Basil the Great]
O God in the most noteworthy paradise and Lord of benevolence, we favor You, For You generally accomplish incredible and mysterious things for us, things that are wonderful and unprecedented and past numbering. You give rest to us to give us rest from our sicknesses and from the numerous works of our toilsome life. We thank You for not annihilating us together with our transgressions, for while we were lying in evil distress, You gave Your Loving-grace as normal and raised us up to laud Your Kingdom.
Hence we entreat You unfathomable Goodness: Illumine the eyes of our comprehension and raise our brain from the substantial rest of slothfulness. Open our mouth and fill it with acclaims for You, that we might be capable without interruption to sing and recite and admit to You, Who are the God celebrated in all and by all-The Unbegotten Father, together with the Only-sired Son and the All-Holy, Good and Life-Creating Spirit, presently and ever and to the times of ages. So be it.
On November 30th Our Holy Orthodox Christian Church recognizes, respects and importunes the heavenly interventions of the accompanying Saints, Forefathers, Fathers, Patriarchs, Prophets, Preachers, Apostles, Evangelists, Martyrs, Confessors, Ascetics,
Teachers and each upright soul made immaculate in Our Holy Orthodox Christian confidence: Holy and All-adulated Apostle Andrew the First-called; Saint Alexander, Bishop of Methymna on Lesvos; Saint Frumentius, Archbishop of Abyssinia; Saint Peter I and Samuel I, Catholicoses of Georgia; Saint Vakhtang Gorgasali, ruler of Georgia.
+By the blessed interventions of Your Saints, Holy Apostles, Holy Archbishops and Bishops, O Christ Our God, show benevolence toward us and spare us. So be it.
THE LIFE AND SUFFERINGS OF THE HOLY APOSTLE ANDREW THE FIRST-CALLED
Whose Memory the Holy Church Celebrates on the 30th of November (Source: The Lives of the Holy Apostles, by Holy Apostles Convent Buena, Vista, Colorado)
The Holy Andrew, the First-Called Apostle of Christ, was the child of a Jew named Jonah and the sibling of the sacred pre-prominent Apostle Peter; he was a local of the Galilean town of Bethsaida. Abhorring the vanity of this world and inclining toward virginity to marriage, he declined the go into wedlock; and hearing that the Holy Forerunner John was lecturing contrition by the Jordan, he left everything, went to him and turned into his supporter.
At the point when the Holy Forerunner, indicating Jesus as He cruised by, stated: “See the Lamb of God!” (St. John 1:36), Saint Andrew, together with another pupil of the Forerunner (whom many consider to have been the Evangelist John), left the Forerunner and trailed Christ. He searched out his sibling Simon Peter and said to him: “We have discovered the Messiah, which is, being deciphered, the Christ” (v. 41), and carried him to Jesus. A while later, when he was angling with Peter off the shore of the Sea of Galilee, and Jesus called to them, saying, “Tail Me, and I will make you fishers of men” (St. Matthew 4:19),
Andrew, quickly leaving his nets when he heard the Lord’s summons, trailed Christ with his sibling Peter (v. 20). Andrew is known as the First-called in light of the fact that he turned into an adherent and supporter of Jesus Christ before any of different messengers.
When, after the Lord’s intentional Passion and His Resurrection, the Holy Andrew, with the remainder of the Apostles, got the Holy Spirit, Who slid on him as a tongue of fire, and when the nations were separated among them, it fell on him by part to spread the Gospel in Bithynia, the Propontis, Chalcedon, Byzantium, Thrace, Macedonia, right to the Black Sea and the River Danube, just as in Thessaly, Hellas, Achaia, Amisus, Trapezus, Heraclea, and Amastris. Holy person Andrew went through these terrains and urban areas, lecturing the Christian Faith, and in every city he needed to bear a lot of suffering and torment; in any case, strengthened by the Omnipotent assistance of God, he happily bore every single such tribulation for the wellbeing of Christ.
In Amisus, a city of the Black Sea, and to some degree in excess of 76 miles from Sinope, the Apostle found numerous Jews who were misguided by profound obliviousness and offensiveness. However, in spite of this, the individuals of Amisus took take pleasure in indicating cordiality.
They would get every single remote explorer into their city and homes, and would clergyman to them as they were capable. Along these lines, when the Holy Apostle Andrew entered Amisus, he was taken in by a specific Jew. The Saint at that point offered thought to how he may change over such a huge number of individuals.
The next morning, the Holy Apostle went to the synagogue of the Jews, where they asked him distinctly what his identity was, the reason he had come among them, and what was his proclaiming. The Holy Andrew, elucidating upon the lessons of our Savior, and of Moses and of the Prophets, at that point showed how Jesus is the Messiah predicted by the Prophets, and that He would come to spare humankind.
At that point,- – O the marvel!- – the expression of Christ, Who stated: “I will make you fishers of men” (St. Matt. 4:19), was satisfied. The Jews tuned in to the words and instructing of Christ’s Apostle and straightaway apologized, accepted and were purified through water, turning out to be Christian workers of our Lord.
They brought to the Apostle all their wiped out, and he recuperated the entirety of whatever infection harrowed them. Consequently, the Holy Apostle became a doctor of bodies, yet one of spirits also. He raised a congregation in that spot and appointed one of their number to the brotherhood.
Holy person Andrew didn’t just go through every one of the nations he visited, as the breeze does, yet remained there and educated and persevered through numerous drudges and burdens for the Gospel.
At Sinopis, he showed the expression of the gospel to the individuals, and was tried by numerous torments: they tossed him on the ground, beat him, extended his hands and legs, punctured and cut him, hit him with wood, tossed stones at him, and left only him a long way from the city; at that point they likewise cut his finger with a blade. In any case, he promptly recaptured his full wellbeing by our Savior Jesus Christ. Leaving that spot, they passed a few towns and towns: Neoceasaria, Samosata, Alani, Abasgi, Zicchi, Vosporini and Chersonis.
His next focal point of action was the city of Byzantium, where he performed numerous wonders and trained numerous in the information on God. For sure the individuals of Byzantium grasped the light of the Truth, yet even raised a sublime church out of appreciation for the All-Holy Theotokos (Mother of God).
As religious administrator for them he blessed Stachys, one of the Seventy Apostles, of whom Saint Paul made notice in his Epistle to the Romans (see Romans 16:9). He made a trip beside Heraclea of Thrace, which is arranged toward the west of Byzantium; and there he changed over numerous to the Orthodox Faith, and appointed Apelles minister.
Be that as it may, Saint Andrew himself, undertaking biblical works and suffering aches in the spreading of the Gospel of Christ, went through Pontus, the seaboard of the Black Sea, Scythia, and the Chersonese. By God’s Providence, he arrived at the River Dnieper in the place where there is Russia, and, ending upon the shore underneath the slopes of Kiev, he set down to rest. At the point when he emerged from rest toward the beginning of the day, he said to his devotees who had went with him: “Trust me: on these slopes the beauty of God will sparkle forward.
There will be an extraordinary city here, and the Lord will bring numerous houses of worship up in this place and illuminate the entirety of the Russian land with heavenly absolution”. What’s more, climbing the slopes, the Saint favored them and set up a cross, forecasting that the individuals who stayed there would get the Faith from the missional see he had built up in Byzantium.
Going through the Russian urban communities which lay toward the North, where Novgorod the Great currently stands, he proceeded to visit Rome. At that point he advanced toward the Greek place where there is Epirus and in the end landed in Thrace, immovably setting up the Christians in the Faith and appointing clerics and pioneers for them. Going through numerous terrains, he arrived at the Peloponnese, and, entering the Achaian city of Patras, he held up with a specific regarded man by the name of Sosius.
He raised him up from his bed of disorder and subsequently changed over the entire city of Patras to Christ.
Around then, Maximilla, the spouse of the Proconsul Aegeates, fell prey to an intolerable torment of the eyes. Despite the fact that she visited each specialist, yet she got no advantage from their ministrations, and just prevailing with regards to consuming almost the entirety of her riches on their expenses and medicines. As Maximilla moved nearer to death, he developed so discouraged that he started to think about suicide. One of his family, in any case, recollected the Apostle, for he had gotten recuperating at his hands previously; and he hurried and besought his assistance for his lord’s significant other.
The Saint at that point came and put his hand upon her, and her wellbeing was reestablished forthwith, and she rose from her lounge chair.
When Aegeates observed this supernatural occurrence, he proceeded to deliver an incredible total of cash and laid it at the charge of the Saint. Bowing, he asked the sacred one to acknowledge this offering in appreciation for the mending. In any case, the Holy Apostle denied the cash, craving just the atonement of the individuals of Achaia and Patras, and he declined to acknowledge any reward