This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent where we prepare ourselves through prayer and reflection for Jesus' birth and his second coming.
Have you created your Advent wreath yet? The Advent Wreath is made of evergreens. There are four candles. Three of them are violet or purple, the traditional colour of Advent. One is rose, the traditional colour of the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday. Find out more at this link.
Week 7: 27 - 1 December
30th St Andrew, apostle
Andrew was a fisherman before he and his brother Simon Peter became two of the 12 disciples of Jesus. He was baptised by John the Baptist and was the first disciple of Jesus.
St Andrew was crucified on 30 November 60AD, by order of the Roman governor Aegeas. He was tied to an X-shaped cross in Greece, and this is represented by the white cross on the Scottish flag.