Article 2: Definition, Mission and Obligations of the Members

1. Definition Members of the Order known as Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate shall be only those individuals who have been bestowed with the offikion of Archon and are distinguished with the following: 2. Mission The mission of the members of the Order, in their capacity as Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, shall be to […]


We, the Archons and members (hereinafter “Members”) of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Inc. (hereinafter the “Order”), united in a common bond of love and loyalty to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Greek Orthodox Church in the United States, and other Orthodox Churches under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, […]


The Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the United States were organized as the Order of Saint Andrew on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 10, 1966 when His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos conferred upon thirty outstanding laymen of the Church the respective Offikion of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on behalf of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. […]

The Crucifixion Of Saint Andrew

These conversions to the Christian Faith by members of his own family infuriated the Proconsul Aegeates, and he decided, with the urging of the idolators who advised him, to crucify Andrew. The crucifixion was carried out on an X-shaped cross with the body of the Apostle upside down so that he saw neither the earth […]

Saint Andrew in Greece

According to ecclesiastical tradition, Andrew began his missionary activity in the Provinces of Vithynia and Pontus on the southern shores of the Black Sea. Later he journeyed to the City of Byzantium and founded the Christian Church there, ordaining the first Bishop of Byzantium, Stachys, who was one of the 70 disciples of the Lord. […]


Andrew was one of the twelve Apostles and is known as the “Protocletus” (the First Called) because he was the first Apostle to be summoned by Jesus into His service. Andrew and his brother Peter made their living as fishermen on the Sea of Galilee. Both men became Apostles, and while Peter symbolically came to […]