This year I've decided to sketch many of The Great Holy Men and Women of the Church. Come along with me on this journey as we get to know our elder brothers and sisters in faith.
"And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us," Heb 12:1
Andrew the Apostle
Andrew the Apostle [Greek: Ανδρέας] was initially a disciple of John the Baptist, and was the first of Christ's Apostles. A native of Galilee, he, like his brother Peter, was a fisherman. Following Pentecost he set out to preach the Gospel to the Greeks. His ministry carried him throughout Asia Minor and the Balkans, and then eventually to martyrdom by crucifixion in Patras (modern Greece).