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St. Andrew of Crete

Saint Andrew of Crete, Early Church Father St. Andrew of Crete: Biography and Online Writings

 

St. Andrew of Crete (c. 660-740) was born around 660 AD in Damascus and eventually entered monastic life at Mar Saba. He later served at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and was ordained a deacon at the great cathedral of Constantinople and mother Church of Eastern Christendom, Hagia Sophia,  around 685.  Always exhibiting great pastoral solicitude for orphans, widows, and the aged, Saint Andrew spent his last days as Archbishop of Gortyna on Crete, a position to which he was elevated in 692. Attrbuted by many with the invention of the canon as a style of religious writing, his works display not only great rhetorical skill, but an incomparable depth of theological understanding. He is considered one of the great spiritual writers on the theme of repentance, and his Great Canon, prayed during Lent in the Eastern Churches of Byzantine tradition, stands as a great testimony to man's repentant cry to God, our merciful Father. 

 

Saint Andrew of Crete is numbered among those great Christian writers known as the Early Church Fathers or "Fathers of the Church."  For a general introduction to the Early Church Fathers, click here.



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Birthday of Mary Mother of God--St. Andrew of Crete Early Church Fathers,
Incarnation -- God Becomes Man in Jesus Christ,
Blessed Virgin Mary
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Palm Sunday -- St. Andrew of Crete Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources,
Early Church Fathers
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Rejoice in his coming-Andrew of Crete Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources,
Early Church Fathers,
Advent & Christmas Season Resources & Readings,
Heaven,
Hell,
Purgatory,
2nd Coming of Christ
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Triumph and Exaltation of the Holy Cross--Andrew of Crete Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources,
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Passion of Christ
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