Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Andrew of Crete, Martyr


Saint Andrew, surnamed the Calybite or the Cretan, was a holy monk, and a zealous defender of holy images in the reign of Constantine Copronymus, by whose orders he was whipped to death without the walls of Constantinople, in the circus of Saint Mamas, on the 17th of October, 761. His name occurs in the Roman Martyrology.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Andrew of Crete, Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 October 2013. Web. 26 January 2022. <>