Book of Saints – Andrew of Crete


(Saint) Martyr (October 17) (8th century) A native of Crete, where he was living the life of a Solitary when the Byzantine Emperor Constantine Copronymus published his edict against the venerating of Holy Images. Fired with zeal for the Catholic doctrine, Saint Andrew went to Constantinople and fearlessly denounced the Imperial heresy, going so far as to force his way to the foot of the Emperor’s throne and boldly to reproach Constantine for his impiety. The enraged monarch ordered him to be seized and put to the torture, from the effects of which he died, A.D. 761.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Andrew of Crete”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 November 2016. Web. 24 March 2019. <>