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Favorite Traditions of St. Andrew's Day

Favorite Traditions of St. Andrew the Apostle's Day - Interesting tradition of how St. Andrew's relics arrived in Scotland.

St. Giles, Abbot Feastday: September 1 Patron of beggars; blacksmiths; breast cancer; breast feeding; cancer patients; disabled people; Edinburgh (Scotland); epilepsy; fear of night; noctiphobics; forests; hermits; horses; lepers; mental illness; outcasts; poor peoples; rams; spur makers; sterility 650 - 710 St. Giles, Abbot (Patron of Physically Disabled) Feast day - September 1

The cross of St. Andrew was taken from Greece during the Crusades by the Duke of Burgundy. It was kept in the church of St. Victor in Marseilles until it returned to Patras on 19 January 1980. The cross was presented to the Bishop of Patras Nicodemus by a Catholic delegation led by Cardinal Roger Etchegaray. The relics, which consist of the small finger, the skull (part of the top of the cranium), and the cross on which he was martyred, have been kept in the Church of St. Andrew at Patras