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Άγιος Απόστολος Ανδρέας

Святий Апостол Андрій

Святой Апостол Андрей

Saint Andrew the Apostle





Saint Andrews Cross      



reliquary for Apostle Saint Andrew

Βασιλική του Αγίου Ανδρέα, Πάτρα – Basilica of Saint Andrew, Patras        



  skull relic of Apostle Saint Andrew  



  Dome from Basilica of Saint Andrew in Patras  




      Mosaic of Saint Andrew crucified in Saint Andrews Cathedral in Patras Greece
        Βασιλική του Αγίου Ανδρέα, Πάτρα – Basilica of Saint Andrew, Patras




  Basilica Sancti Petri – Saint Peter's Basilica  
The domed cupola of Michelangelo Buonarroti (* 6 marzo 1475 – 18 febbraio 1564 †), and of Giacomo Della Porta (* 1532 – 1602 †), and statues of John the Baptist, предшественник Иисуса Христа, of Lord Jesus and of Andrea Apostolo atop Basilica Sancti Petri – Saint Peter's Basilica.




  Holy Apostle Andrew at Valaam  
  Святой Апостол Андрей Первозванный моли Бога о нас – Holy Apostle Andrew First-Called, pray for us. (В Валааме –Valaam)  


  Only in the Gospel According to John, and there Apostle Andrew was "one of the two".  
  Только в Евангелии от Иоанна, и там апостол Андрей был "одним из двух".  


  The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples; and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, What do you seek? And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, Come and see. They came and saw where he was staying; and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. One of the two who heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.  
    John 1:35-40 [emphasis added]  
  На другой день опять стоял Иоанн и двое из учеников его. И, увидев идущего Иисуса, сказал: вот Агнец Божий. Услышав от него сии слова, оба ученика пошли за Иисусом. Иисус же, обратившись и увидев их идущих, говорит им: что вам надобно? Они сказали Ему: Равви, — что значит: учитель, — где живешь? Говорит им: пойдите и увидите. Они пошли и увидели, где Он живет; и пробыли у Него день тот. Было около десятого часа. Один из двух, слышавших от Иоанна [об Иисусе] и последовавших за Ним, был Андрей, брат Симона Петра.  
    От Иоанна 1:35-40 [подчеркнуто мною]  



Note in Mark's Gospel, written before the Gospel accounts of Matthew, Luke and John, Apostle Saint Andrew is not the

first called Πρωτόκλητος Первозванний Первозванный Apostle.

In Mark, as in Matthew, the Lord apparantly sees Simon and Andrew together, and Simon is mentioned first.

In the first mention of an Apostle in Luke, at Luke 4:38, we are introduced first to Simon (and Simon's mother-in-law) in : "And he arose and left the synagogue, and entered Simon's house. Now Simon's mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they besought him for her."

Only in the Gospel According to Saint John is any Apostle mentioned before Simon-Peter, and here in John 1:37 we find two disciples hearing Jesus and following him. One of these two is shortly introduced as Andrew and the other, by tradition, is the Gospel's author himself, John. So, no where in the Bible is Andrew alone the "first called".

Was any kind of primacy of Andrew among the Apostles implied by the Lord in this passage, be it only a "primacy of honor" without leadership authority over the other apostles ?






Rise, and have no fear.   This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him. the Holy Spirit Man proposes, God disposes