One of the 12 Apostles, and also Proklitos, because he was the first called Apostle, along with his brother Petros, who followed Jesus Christ. His memory is celebrated by Christianity on November 30th.
This Saint was from Bethsaida of Galilee; he was the son of Jonas and the brother of Peter, the chief of the Apostles. He had first been a disciple of John the Baptist; afterwards, on hearing the Baptist’s witness concerning Jesus, when he pointed Him out with his finger and said, “Behold the Lamb of God, Which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1.29,36), he straightway followed Christ, and became
His first disciple; wherefore he is called the First-called of the Apostles. After the Ascension of the Saviour, he preached in various lands; and having suffered many things for His Name’s sake, he died in Patras of Achaia, where he was crucified on a cross in the shape of an “X,” the first letter of “Christ” in Greek; this cross is also the symbol of Saint Andrew.
Ένας από τους 12 Αποστόλους, ο επονομαζόμενος και Πρωτόκλητος, επειδή πρώτος αυτός, μαζί με τον αδελφό του Πέτρο, κλήθηκε να ακολουθήσει τον Ιησού. Η μνήμη του γιορτάζεται από τη Χριστιανοσύνη στις 30 Νοεμβρίου.