30 November – Saint Andrew the Apostle

Modern Hagiography

Roman Martyrology

Sanctorale Catholicum

Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler.

Lives of the Saints by Francis Weninger.

Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould.

The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger (and Vigil).

Character Calendar

Pictorial Lives of the Saints

La vie des saints

Stories of the Saints Third Series by Mary Seymour.

Our Birthday Bouquet Culled from the Shrines of the Saints and the Gardens of the Poets by Eleanor C. Donnelly.

Pictorial Half Hours with the Saints by Auguste François Lecanu.

Miniature Lives Of The Saints For Every Day In The Year by Henry Sebastian Bowden.

Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and Holydays

The lives of saints, with other feasts of the year, according to the Roman calendar by Peter Ribadeneir.

Biblical and Early Christian Texts

References to Andrew in the New Testament.

The second-century apocryphal Acts of Andrew.

Medieval Hagiography

BHL, Supplement

“Salve! Tropaeum Gloriae,” a poem by Bede of Andrew’s words addressing the cross – in Latin, in English

The Golden Legend (and illustrations)

Breviarium Romanum: 2nd Nocturn, Readings IV to VI; 3rd Nocturn, Readings VII to IX, Homily of Gregory the Great (English)


Zoom in on this photo of the underside of the arch of the apse at San Vitale in Ravenna.  You will find a stunning portrait of Andrew among the apostles.

There are several incredible paintings of the martyrdom of Andrew, especially from the Baroque period – Caravaggio and Ribera.

In Rome, you can visit the church of Sant’Andrea della Valle, which is a Baroque structure dedicated to Saint Andrew, and a painted cycle by Mattia Preti wraps around the apse.  It shows the raising of the cross, the Crucifixion, and then the taking down of the cross.  You can take  “virtual tour” here.

Multiple Spanish Baroque artists depicted Andrew in portrait style, standing with his cross – Ribera, Zurbaran, and El Greco (Greek, but working in Spain).

18C Libro del Compendio della Vita di tutti Santi

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

A Guide to Christian Iconography: Images, Symbols, and Texts

Medieval Religion Listserv – 2016 Plumb, 2016 Dillon.

Kornbluth Photography Historical Archive

Sacred and Legendary Art volume I by Mrs. Jameson.

A Handbook of Christian Symbols and Stories of the Saints as Illustrated in Art by Clara Erskine Clement.

A Garner of Saints: Being a Collection of the Legends and Emblems Usually Represented in Art by Allen Hinds.

Lives and Legends of the Evangelists, Apostles, and Other Early Saints by Mrs. Arthur Bell.

The Saints in Art with Their Attributes and Symbols, Alphabetically Arranged by Margaret E. Tabor.

Saints and their Symbols: A Companion in the Churches and Picture Galleries of Europe by E. A. Greene.

The Saints in Art by Joseph Maria von Radowitz.

Emblems of Saints by Which They Are Distinguished in Works of Art by F. C. Husenbeth.

Sacred Symbols in Art by Elizabeth Edwards Goldsmith.

The Story of Saint Andrew from the National Gallery of Scotland


“Decus sacrati nominis” was written by Pope Damasus in the fourth century.  You may find the notes, words, and an English translation in pdf here.

Medieval Music Database – Vigil & Feast.

When Christ Our Lord to Andrew Cried – recording, words and music, background

Great Saint Andrew, Friend of Jesus – words and music, background

Devotions & Celebrations

Meditations for the Use of the Secular Clergy by Pierre Chaignon.

Manna for the Soul: Meditations for Every Day of the Year by Paulo Segneri.

Meditations for All the Days of the Year by M. Hamon.

The Church Seasons Historically and Poetically Illustrated by Alexander H. Grant.

Heortology: A History Of The Christian Festivals From Their Origin To The Present Day by Heinrich Kellner.

Feast Day Cookbook

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