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Monday, 30 November 2015

Saint Andrew The Apostle. Feast Day, Today, 30 November.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Saint Andrew.
Feast Day 30 November.

Double of The Second-Class.

Red Vestments.

Saint Andrew.
Artist: Rene de Cramer.
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The Feast of Saint Andrew has been kept since the 4th-Century A.D., on 30 November.

Saint Andrew was both an Apostle and a Martyr. The Collect tells us that he was called to govern and teach The Church; and the Epistle and the Gospel deal with the Vocation off him who was the first among The Apostles to know Jesus Christ.

When he was called, he immediately left his nets to become a fisher of men (Gospel), and "his sound hath gone forth into all the Earth to Preach the Gospel of Peace" (Epistle). After the coming of The Holy Ghost, he Preached in Palestine, and then in Scythia, Epirus and Thrace.

"But all have not obeyed the Gospel" (Epistle), and Saint Andrew ere long became The Apostle of The Cross. The priests of Achaia describe his Martyrdom at Patras. He died on that special form of Cross which has ever since been called after him, and "The Lord received his Sacrifice in the odour of sweetness" (Alleluia).

His body, having been first taken to Constantinople, was, in 1210, moved to the Cathedral at Amalfi, in the Kingdom of Naples. In 1462, his head was placed by Pope Pius II in the Basilica of Saint Peter, his brother. His name is inscribed in The Canon of The Mass (First List). Saint Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland.

Every Parish Priest Celebrates Mass for the people of his Parish.

Let us, with Saint Andrew, follow Christ even to The Cross.

Mass: Mihi autem.
During Advent, a Commemoration of The Feria is made on every Saint's Day, by The Collects of the preceding Sunday. (Ember Days have Proper Collects.)



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