November 30th -- the Feast of St Andrew, Apostle
patron saint of Scotland, Greece and Russia
Psalm 19 or 19:1-6
Andrew, in Galilee,
From nets and fish by Jesus bidden.
In simple faith so simply borne
His life is hidden.
And yet he calls again, by echoing
Words from another shore.
Andrew, the icon of a faith
That Jesus drew
A colored window brightened
as the light shines through.
And his refraction making it reveal
Thorns on a crimson Cross.
Andrew, each dedication of a place
To Jesus given
On land and sea
They sound within the wind and waves
That first, eternal call, repeating still its message,