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.
- Margaret E Tabor. “Saint Andrew”. . Saints.SQPN.com. 9 October 2015. Web. 21 January 2017. <>