New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Andrew of Crete


(c.650-c.740) Confessor, Archbishop of Gortyna, Crete, hymnographer, born Damascus, Syria. He was the author of many scriptural discourses, but is principally interesting as the inventor of the “Greek Canon,” a form of hymnology previously unknown. Feast, 17 October.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Andrew the Crete”. People of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 October 2010. Web. 23 September 2021. <>