Andrew of Crete, Saint
Andrew of Crete, Saint
Also known as Andreas, monk, bishop of Gortyna, best known for his hymnody, d. 740 or 720

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  • Andrew of Crete, Saint — ▪ archbishop of Gortyna, Crete born c. 660, Damascus, Syria died July 4, 740; feast day July 4       archbishop of Gortyna, Crete, regarded by the Greek Church as one of its greatest hymn writers.       From his monastery in Jerusalem he was sent …   Universalium

  • Andrew of Crete — For the martyr of 766 of the same name, see Andrew of Crete (martyr). Infobox Saint name=Saint Andrew, Archbishop of Crete birth date=c. 650 death date=July 4, 8th century feast day=July 4 venerated in=Eastern Orthodox Church imagesize=200px… …   Wikipedia

  • Andrew of Crete —    Saint and writer of hymns who lived from 660 to 740. He is usually credited with changing the entire form of church hymns from the kontakion, a kind of sermon in verse, to the kanon, a more creative and elaborate kind of hymn (q.v.) that was… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Andrew (disambiguation) — As a first name, Andrew (from a Greek word meaning manly or courageous ) may refer to:Saints *Saint Andrew the apostle *Saint Andrew of Lampsacus *Saint Andrew Corsini *Saint Andrew of Crete *Saint Andrew the ScotRoyals and nobles *Andrew I of… …   Wikipedia

  • Andrew — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Andrew imagesize= caption= pronunciation = gender = Male meaning = manly [ Online Etymology Dictionary: Andrew] ] [ Behind… …   Wikipedia

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