EFFICACIOUS NOVENA TO SAINT ANDREW, APOSTLE & MARTYR: DAY 8

O God, come to my aid+
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

—Pause for an “Examination of Conscience”—

Kyrie Eleison… Christe Eleison… Kyrie Eleison…

Home Sanctuary: Is the Apostles' Creed even relevant anymore?The Apostles Creed

I BELIEVE in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty: from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

Conscientious Catholic: St. Andrew, Apostle/MartyrDaily Prayer to St. Andrew

O Glorious St. Andrew, you were the first to recognize and follow the Lamb of God. With your friend St. John you remained with Jesus for that first day, for your entire life, and now throughout eternity. As you led your brother, St. Peter, to Christ, and many others after him, draw us also to Him. Teach us to lead others to Christ solely out of love for Him, and dedication in His service. Help us to learn the lesson of the Cross and to carry our daily crosses without complaint so that they may carry us to Jesus. Amen.

Short Meditation – Day 8
(Life of Saint Andrew)

Feast of St Andrew, Apostle of Christ, Martyr – 30 November – AnaStpaul

(Five things you may not know about the First Apostle)

Here are five facts about Saint Andrew and his feast so you can get to know him a little better.

1) First, but not favorite: Depending on which Gospel you are reading, St. Andrew was the first apostle called by Christ along with Saint Peter or he went seeking Jesus and after finding Him, went to get his brother Simon Peter. Peter James and John (the “inner circle” disciples) were typically with Jesus for events like the Transfiguration and in the Garden of Gethsemane but Andrew, first of the Apostles, was not.

2) Either Andrew’s parents liked Greek or we don’t know Andrew’s real name: Andrew is not a Hebrew name – it is Greek. We are never told in the Bible that Andrew had another name so it is possible that he took it as a nickname or that his parents were of Greek descent.

3) Saint Andrew founded the See of Constantinople: According to tradition, Andrew founded the See of Byzantium in 38 AD and installed Stachys as the bishop. The term “See” in the Catholic Church is used to refer to a governing body in the Catholic Church. The term “Apostolic See” can refer to any see founded by one of the Twelve Apostles, but, when used with the definite article, it is used in the Catholic Church. Therefore, having founded the See of Byzantium in 38 AD and installed Stachys as the bishop, the Patriarchate of Constantinople still holds Saint Andrew as its Patron Saint.

4) Saint Andrew was quite the traveler (before and after he died): Keep in mind that most of the apostles’ travel was done on foot or by boat. Saint Andrew, like most of the Apostles, didn’t stick around Galilee. They went all over to spread the Gospel. Saint Andrew traveled around Asia Minor, where he established the See of Constantinople. He also traveled north to Kiev, Novogrod and along the northern shore of the Black Sea. That is why he is the patron saint of Romania, Ukraine and Russia. After he was martyred in 60 AD in Patras, Greece, his body was buried in a monastery there. For a couple of hundred years his remains were undisturbed. In the early 300’s a monk named Regulus who live in Patras had a dream where an angel told him to hide some ofPatras Cathedral Saint Andrew’s bones. Soon after he did that, the emperor ordered that the relics of the saint be moved to  the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople. Saint Regulus had another vision where an angel told him to take the remaining relics to “the ends of the earth” and build a shrine wherever he was shipwrecked. He eventually made his way to Fife, Scotland. Poor Saint Andrew, Cathedral of Saint Andrewwhose body would never be in one piece again, had his skull sent back to Patras by Emperor Basil I sometime in the late 800’s. In 1208, after the crusaders sacked Constantinople, the remaining relics were transferred to Amalfi, Italy where the Cathedral of St. Andrew was built to house a tomb with the relics. In 1461 the Ottoman Turks crossed the straight of Corinth on sightseeing and real estate gathering expedition. The youngest surviving son of the Byzantine Emperor, Thomas Palaeologus, fled Patras with the skull of St. Andrew and made it to Italy where he Saint Andrew in Saint Peter'sgave it to Pope Pius II who had it enshrined in one of the four main pillars of Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The ulterior motive of the donation was to get the pope to declare a crusade against the Turks. The crusade never really got off the ground and the pope died away from the Vatican while trying to get more European countries involved. But at least we have an amazing statue of Saint Andrew in St. Peter’s Basilica to show for it. For several hundred years, the various parts of Saint Andrew were at peace but not at home. In 1964 Pope Paul VI sent all the relics of Saint Andrew that were in Vatican City back to Patros where they are again enshrined. The Cross of Saint Andrew was taken from Greece during the Crusades and was returned to Patras in 1980. In 2008 one of the relics that was still enshrined at the cathedral in Amalfi was given back to Patras.

5) Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland: Some may know this since the Scottish flag basically screams it, but do you know why? While Saint Regulus is traditionally held to be the bringer of Saint Andrew’s relics to Scotland directly from Patras, it is possible that they were brought by Acca, the bishop of Hexam who brought the relics to Scotland around 732 when he was driven out for an unknown reason. He is said to have founded a church in Glasgow and also at Saint Andrews. Whether or not he had anything to do with the origins of golf is still being debated. In 832 the pict king Oengus II led his army against the Angles (of course). On the eve of the battle, he prayed for divine intervention and promised that if he was granted victory he would dedicate Scotland to Saint Andrew. On the day of the battle it was reported that clouds shaped like Saint Andrew’s cross appeared in the sky and Oengus led his troops to victory.

Pause and reflect for a moment…

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Saint November 30 : St. Andrew Apostle the Patron of Fishermen, Singers, Scotland, RussiaDAY 8 PRAYER

Awesome martyr and Apsotle, St. Andrew, set me on fire with a love for our Lord Jesus Christ, that I may thirst for His sacraments and burn with zeal for the spread of His kingdom. By your powerful intercession, help me in the performance of my duties to God, myself and all the world. Win for me the virtue of purity and a great confidence in the Blessed Virgin Mary. Protect me this day, and every day of my life. Keep me from mortal sin. Obtain for me the grace of a happy death. (Ask St. Andrew to pray for your intentions…Mention them…) Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Father…3 Hail Marys…Glory be…

LITANY OF ST. ANDREW

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us. (repeat after each line)

Andrew, Native of Bethsaida in Galilee
Andrew, Son of Jona, a fisherman
Andrew, Brother to Simon Peter
Andrew, “First-Called” by Jesus
Andrew, baptized in the Jordan
Andrew, disciple of John the Baptist
Andrew, follower of Jesus
Andrew, a fisher of men
Andrew, who helped feed the 5,000

Apostle Andrew, a man of kindly nature…………… Intercede for us (repeat after each line)

Apostle Andrew, a man with a cheerful spirit
Apostle Andrew, an innocent and good man
Apostle Andrew, friend of children and the elderly
Apostle Andrew, who cured people of diseases
Apostle Andrew, preacher of the love of God
Apostle Andrew, prisoner of the lamb of God
Apostle Andrew, crowned with martyrdom
Apostle Andrew, patient in your scourging
Apostle Andrew, lover of the cross

Lamb of God, who called Andrew to serve…….Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who called Andrew to evangelize…….Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who called Andrew to witness………Have mercy on us.

Let us pray:
God of surprises, you called St. Andrew from being a fisherman to being an evangelist. Grant hope to all those at the state of despair so that they might return to God, our one and everlasting hope. Inspire us to share our Catholic faith and life with all who desire a deeper and more personal relationship with your son, Jesus, who loves us into new ways of living in this new millennium. We ask this in the holy name of Jesus the Lord, now and forever. Amen.

CONCLUDING PRAYER

O CHRIST, our Lord, Who didst beautify the most blessed Andrew with the grace of apostleship, and the crown of martyrdom, by granting to him this special gift, that by preaching the mystery of the cross, he should merit death on the cross; grant us to become most true lovers of Thy holy
cross, and, denying ourselves, to take up our cross and follow Thee; that by sharing Thy sufferings in this life, we may deserve the happiness of obtaining life everlasting. Amen.

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Saint Andrew, pray for us!

(If possible, kindly accompany this novena with the Holy Rosary at any hour of the day, either 5 or 10 or 15 or 20 decades…)

May the Divine assistance remain always with us, and may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Blessing+
Through the intercession of Saint Andrew (Apostle & Martyr), may the Lord bless + us, keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

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Shalom!

Compiled by Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
Paroquia Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição, Paulo Ramos, Maranhão, Brazil
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Colette
Colette
2 years ago

Help us Saint Andrew to learn the lesson of the Cross and to carry our daily crosses without complaint so that they may carry us to Jesus. Amen

Adaeze
Adaeze
2 years ago

Thank you dear St. Andrew for interceding for us. Amen

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
1 year ago

Amen

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 year ago

St. Andrew, please shield and protect me. Amen

Gloria Nkiruka Odia
Gloria Nkiruka Odia
8 days ago

St.Andrew pray for us

Gloria Olebunne
Gloria Olebunne
8 days ago

Saint Andrew, pray for us! Amen

Benjamin Adewale Ajai
Benjamin Adewale Ajai
8 days ago

Thanks, Father, for sharing these Five things you may not know about the First Apostle.

Ujumax
Ujumax
8 days ago

Amen amen and amen

Henry
Henry
8 days ago

Apostle Andrew, a man with a cheerful spirit

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
8 days ago

St. Andrew, pray for us tonhave enabling graces to live lives worthy of our faith.

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
8 days ago

Lamb of God, who called Andrew to serve…….Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who called Andrew to evangelize…….Have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who called Andrew to witness………Have mercy on us.

Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
8 days ago

Apostle Andrew intercede for me that i may get married… Amen

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
8 days ago

Apostle Andrew, preacher of the love of God intercede for us

Mrs. Olachi Peters
Mrs. Olachi Peters
8 days ago

Saint Andrew the Lover of the Cross pray for us for we have recourse to you, Amen.

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
8 days ago

Apostle Andrew lover of children and the elderly intercede for us and our country Nigeria.

Adakole Anita Ada
Adakole Anita Ada
8 days ago

Saint Andrew,pray for us

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
8 days ago

Andrew, brother to Simon Peter, pray for us. AMEN.

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
8 days ago

St Andrew intercede for my children Amen

Lucy Eze
Lucy Eze
8 days ago

St Andrew pray for us

Leticia Otomewo
Leticia Otomewo
8 days ago

St Andrew, please Pray for Me that GOD Almighty will hear and answer all my Petitions, Amen!!

Ufy
Ufy
7 days ago

St. Andrew intercede for me and my family (nuclear and extended) now and always and as your sign (image of your cross) was seen in the sky and victory recorded so shall signs and wonders and victories follow my entire household/families. Amen.

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
7 days ago

Amen

Thelma
Thelma
7 days ago

St. Andrew, set me on fire with a love for our Lord Jesus Christ, that I may thirst for His sacraments and burn with zeal for the spread of His kingdom, we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Ije-Amaka
Ije-Amaka
7 days ago

St Andrew pray for me

Lady Uche Nwosu
Lady Uche Nwosu
7 days ago

Apostle Andrew pray for us

EuniceOReur verenyol
EuniceOReur verenyol
7 days ago

St Andrew inspire us to spread out Catholic faith to those who wants to go deeper into known more about God. Grant it through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Cynthia
Cynthia
7 days ago

St. Andrew pray for us.

Uba Susanna Chiebone
Uba Susanna Chiebone
7 days ago

St Andrew

Uba Susanna Chiebone
Uba Susanna Chiebone
7 days ago

St Andrew you cured people with diseases , intercede for us, friend of the children and the elderly , pray for us.

Nancy
Nancy
7 days ago

Awesome martyr and Apsotle, St. Andrew, set me on fire with a love for our Lord Jesus Christ, that I may thirst for His sacraments and burn with zeal for the spread of His kingdom. By your powerful intercession, help me in the performance of my duties to God, myself and all the world. Win for me the virtue of purity and a great confidence in the Blessed Virgin Mary. Protect me this day, and every day of my life. Keep me from mortal sin. Obtain for me the grace of a happy death. St. Andrew, Apostle and Martyr, pray… Read more »

Anthonia Nwidadah
Anthonia Nwidadah
7 days ago

St Andrew, lover of the Cross teach us to love our own daily cross Amen!

Bamigboye Margaret
Bamigboye Margaret
7 days ago

O st Andrew intercede for us

Isioma
Isioma
7 days ago

St Andrew, pray for us.

Anyanwu Akachi Kizito
Anyanwu Akachi Kizito
7 days ago

St Andrew,
Pray for us.

Justina Akende
Justina Akende
7 days ago

Intercede for us, Saint Andrew, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.Amen

Rumeh
Rumeh
7 days ago

St Andrew pray for us

Regina Ikpeni
Regina Ikpeni
7 days ago

St Andrew help us to learn the lessons of the cross. Amen

Adeola Odedeji
Adeola Odedeji
7 days ago

St Andrew pray for me that I may carry my cross and follow the Lord.

Anne Maria Dantala
Anne Maria Dantala
7 days ago

May we be inspired. By your love for Christ and live out our Christian faith with pride and trust in the power of the cross of Christ. Amen

St Andrew, pray for us!

Emejuru Doris oluchi
Emejuru Doris oluchi
7 days ago

Amen

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
7 days ago

St Andrew, pray for us. Encourage us to take up our cross as you did and follow Jesus Christ. Amen

Tee Terver Norbert
Tee Terver Norbert
7 days ago

Apostle Andrew, pray for me and my family to love you without faltering and to serve God endlessly. Amen

Pteremathew
Pteremathew
7 days ago

Amen

Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
7 days ago

Awesome martyr and Apsotle, St. Andrew, set me on fire with a love for our Lord Jesus Christ, that I may thirst for His sacraments and burn with zeal for the spread of His kingdom. I make this prayer through Christ our Lord Amen.

Onah Janet
Onah Janet
7 days ago

Saint Andrew!!!
Pray for us

Isioma Okolo
Isioma Okolo
7 days ago

Pray for us Apostle Andrew. Amen

Oby Ralph
Oby Ralph
7 days ago

St Andrews pray for us Amen

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
7 days ago

Saint Andrew Apostle and martyr
Pray for us

Agbalu Glory francisca
Agbalu Glory francisca
7 days ago

Saint Andrew pray for us Amen

Mary Marie
Mary Marie
7 days ago

Apostle Andrew lover of the cross, Intercede for us

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