Saints in Art – Saint Andrew

Saint Andrew the ApostleArticle

Biblical, Patron Saint of Russia and Scotland, 30th November

Tradition says that Saint Andrew, after preaching in Russia, went to Greece, where he converted the wife of the Proconsul, and was consequently scourged, tortured, and finally crucified. According to legend his cross was in the form of an X (Saint Andrew’s cross), and he was bound to it with cords. Before his crucifixion he knelt and adored the cross, in remembrance of his Master’s death.

He is represented generally as an old man, with the transverse cross.

MLA Citation

  • Margaret E Tabor. “Saint Andrew”. The Saints in Art, with Their Attributes and Symbols. 3 May 2017. Web. 7 August 2020. <>