The later history of St. Andrew is not known for certain but it is believed he died a martyr, crucified on a cross like the letter X in Patras, Greece. Legend suggests that his bones were eventually carried to Scotland to save that country from a heathen invasion. The Cathedral town of St. Andrews now stands on the suppose site of his grave. Scotland's national flag has adopted a white X recognising this legend and St Andrew has been adopted by the Scots as their patron saint.
Prayer for the Feast of St Andrew
Ever living God, whose apostle Andrew heard the call of your Son and followed him: inspire us, like him, to offer ourselves readily for your service and to tell others the good news of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen