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Friday, November 30, 2007

Feast of St. Andrew

Today is the Feast of St. Andrew who was the first to follow Jesus with John when he heard John the Baptist point him out. Andrew followed and stayed with Jesus that day and then went and told his brother, Simon Peter, about Jesus. Peter then is the disciple we hear most about, but Andrew has a tradition of preaching in both Greece and Scotland. The cross of St. Andrew, which represents Scotland on the Union Jack, was first associated with Andrew in the 10th century.
My parents were married on the Feast of St. Andrew and so it has always been a special day for me. It means, too, that Advent is very near!

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