Let us praise the divine leader and namesake of courage, first-called disciple and Peter's kinsman. For as of old Christ called to him so he now calls to us: Come, we have found the Desired One.
-Kontakion, Tone 2
First called apostle of Jesus. Brother of Peter. Fisher of men. Courageous. Crucified.
Holy Saint Andrew, on this the 15th day of the Nativity Fast, pray to God for me that I might stay focused on Christ, on my preparation for His birth. It's getting harder, and more tempting to wander. You are a stunning example of perseverance.