We humbly beseech Thy Majesty, O Lord,
that as the blessed Apostle Andrew,
was once a teacher and ruler of Thy Church,
so he may ever be our advocate with Thee.
Through our Lord, Jesus Christ.
O Christ, our Lord,
Who didst beautify the most blessed Andrew
with the grace of apostleship,
and the crown of martyrdom,
by granting to him this special gift,
that by preaching the mystery of the cross,
he should merit death on the cross;
grant us to become most true lovers of Thy holy cross,
and denying ourselves,
to take up our cross
and follow Thee;
that by sharing Thy sufferings in this life,
we may deserve the happiness
of obtaining life everlasting.
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