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Andrew the Apostle
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Saint Andrew by Artus Wolffort
Apostle
Born Early 1st century
Bethsaida, Judea, Roman Empire
Died Mid- 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, Amalfi, Luqa (Malta) and Prussia; Diocese of Victoria fishermen, fishmongers and rope-makers
Flag of Scotland
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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