Following Philip and Andrew following Christ

Today the Orthodox church commemorates Jesus' first disciple, Andrew, a celebration that follows by two weeks the commemoration of his fellow disciple Philip.The stories of both men are captured in the first chapter of John's gospel, and I think the pair has something to teach us this Advent season.We first encounter Andrew standing with John the Baptist. It was the day after Christ's baptism in the Jordan and Jesus passed by the two men and another of the Baptists's disciples. … [Read more...]