Red Letter Saints: Being a Series of Biographies of Those Saints for Which Proper Collects, Epistles and Gospels Are Appointed in the Book of Common Prayer (Classic Reprint) by Society for Promoting Christi Knowledge (Paperback / softback, 2016)
Excerpt from Red Letter Saints: Being a Series of Biographies of Those Saints for Which Proper Collects, Epistles and Gospels Are Appointed in the Book of Common Prayer Galilee. He was at first a disciple of St. John the Baptist, but being very much struck by his teacher's remark about Jesus, Who was passing by 'be hold the Lamb of God' he followed our Lord and stayed with Him that day at His dwelling. St. Andrew's next step was to find his brother, Simon Peter, and bring him to Jesus (st. John i. 35 About a year after, Jesus walking by the sea of Ga lilee, called Simon Peter and Andrew from their usual work to be 'fishers of men' (st. Matt. Iv. 18 and when He chose His twelve Apostles, St Andrew was one of them (st. Luke vi. 12 In the history of Christ feeding men, it is told of St. Andrew, that he, when others wished the multitudes to go away to their own homes and buy themselves bread, remem bered that a lad there had five barley loaves and two small fishes: this small quantity Jesus blessed and brake, and gave to the people so as fully to satisfy them (st. John vi. 1 St. Andrew remained with our Lord all the time He 'went about doing good', but he ismentioned only once more in the new Testament. His name is' among those who were gathered together in the 'upper room' praying (acts i. 1 and waiting for the promised gift of the Holy Spirit. Later writers say that St. Andrew suffered martyrdom about sixty years afterwards, being tied to a cross in the shape of the Letter X. This cross, we read, he saluted in a rapture of devout love to Jesus: on it he hung two days testifying to the assembled people, and then hav ing prayed, he died. To read of saint after saint and triumph after triumph might drive us to despair, if we looked to the saints only, and t in them, and through them to the King of Saints. But thus looking, any such temptation vanishes, giving place to unswerving hope. For these were men of like passions with ourselves: and if they w seem too far in advance for us ever to overtake them, what must their own case have appeared who were called t to follow one ather, but immediately to follow Christ Himself? And who being called at sundry times and in divers manners, all alike left every thing and followed Him. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.