Andrew St, of Crete (or of Chrysus)

Andrew St., Of Crete (Or Of Chrysus)

who lived sixty years later than Andreas Cretensis (q.v.), was also born in the island of Crete. When the emperor Constantine Copronymus published a decree against images, Andrew went, to Constantinople, and boldly reproached him with his conduct, which so enraged the monarch, that he ordered him to be hanged; but as Andrew was conveyed to the place of execution, a man wounded him so miserably in the foot that he died of tbhis and other ill-usage. This happened in A.D. 761. The Greeks and Latins commemorate him on Oct. 17. See Bailiet. Oct. 17.

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