The feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle, who, born in Bethsaida, and being Simon Peter’s brother and with him a fisherman, and being the first of John the Baptist’s disciples to be called by the Lord Jesus alongside the Jordan River, followed him and also led his brother to him; after Pentecost he is said to have preached the Gospel in Achaia and to have been crucified in Patras. The Church in Constantinople most especially venerates him as its patron.
May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede to the Lord for us, that we may merit to be helped and saved by him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
V. Precious in the sight of the Lord
R. Is the death of his holy ones.
V. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in pace.
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