Saint Andrew

Andrew is said to have been the brother of (saint) Peter and Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland; His white satire cross on a blue background is used as the national flag of Scotland and represented on the British union flag.

Andrew was thought to have been a fisherman in Galilee, who along with his brother Simon, became followers of Jesus, the Nazarene. Read more…

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Saint George

Saint George, patron saint of England, is also patron saint of a few other places: Georgia; Malta; Gozo; Portugal and Romania. One of the most venerated Saints in the Catholic Church, ‘Georgios’ died on 23 April 303, the day named in his honour. He was born between 275-281 AD, almost certainly born in Lydda, Palestine; or Cappadocia, Turkey; or Silene, a fictional town in Libya…or fictional Beirut. Read more…

Flagging Up Christianity

Flags: We seem obsessed with flags in Northern Ireland today even moreso than 50 plus years ago, flying them on homes, businesses. Lampposts, anywhere, everywhere to express, or assert, an areas National identity and the prevalent religious denomination.

Protestants are British, Roman Catholics are Irish and displaying flags lets visitors and residents know and accept which national identity and religious denomination is dominant in an area. Read more…