St Andrew was Simon Peter’s  brother, according to the New Testament.

They were amongst the Twelve Apostles of Christ. He was born in Bethsaida, which was located in Galilee and is actually part of modern-day Israel.

A carpenter by trade, he was also originally a disciple of John the Baptist, or John the Forerunner. He stopped being one of John’s disciples when he learned of Jesus.

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His travels took him to the Peloponnese in Greece where he was martyred because of his faith in Christ. His remains were later taken to Constantinople.

Happy name day to Andrew, Andreas, Andrikos, Andy, André, we Androulla, Andritsa, Andrea.

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