1st century AD

He was a fisherman, similarly to his brother, Saint Peter. He was the first disciple of Christ, and in the Orthodox tradition is known as 'Andrew the First-called'. The Gospel According to John says that Andrew first saw Jesus near the Jordan River after the baptism. At this time he was the disciple of Saint John the Baptist who showed him the Messiah. Andrew followed Jesus and later brought his brother Peter to join them. The Gospel According to Matthew says that both brothers were called together near the Lake of Galilee.

Andrew was one of four Apostles to hear about the destiny of the world from Jesus on the Mount of Olives. He was one of the witnesses of the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ. He preached and performed miracles on the coasts of Black and Mediterranean Seas. After many sufferings and persecutions he was crucified in 70s in Greece on an X-shaped cross that took name after him.

Attributes: X-shaped cross, fish.