Saint Andrew

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(New Testament) disciple of Jesus

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According to our tradition and chronicles (historical documents), the Apostle Andrew was the person who brought the Christian faith to Russia.
A construction worker lights a candle in front of an icon of the Apostle Andrew in a 15th century chapel at the Apostolos Andreas Monastery in Cyprus
The St Andrew's Cross, according to legend, is that shape because the apostle Andrew, as a mark of respect, petitioned the Roman authorities who sentenced him to death not to crucify him on the same shape of cross as Christ.
Built in tribute to Apostle Andrew, who was said to have set foot on Cyprus on this section of the rugged Karpasia coast, most of the monastery's buildings hail from the 19th century but the church itself is about five centuries older.
The apostle Andrew was the chap who fetched the loaves and fishes for the gathering at Galilee.
The monastery -- one of the most important religious sites for Greek Cypriot pilgrims - was built in tribute to Apostle Andrew who was said to have come ashore to Cyprus on that spot.
The 15th Century monastery is located on the Karpass peninsula, and named after the apostle Andrew, who reportedly visited the area on his final return to Palestine.
Situated at the tip of the Karpas peninsula, the monastery was built on the spot where the Apostle Andrew is said to have come ashore on his way to Greece in the 1st century AD.