And they said to him,

"Rabbi, where are you

staying?" And he said to them,

"Come and see."...

One of the two who

followed him was Andrew,

Simon Peter's brother.

 

St. Andrew was one of the first apostles called by Jesus. He is the traditional founder of the churches in Greece and what are now Russia and Scotland. He was martyred in Patras near Corinth after converting members of the governor’s family to Christianity. Feeling unworthy to die in the same manner as our Lord, he was tied to an x-shaped cross.

A fisherman like his brother, St. Andrew is the appropriate patron saint for the international port city of Tampa.