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Brotherhood of St. Andrew Holds Breakfast Feast

Dec 14, 2012 02:00AM
On November 30, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew of Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church celebrated the Feast of Saint Andrew at its monthly breakfast meeting. Saint Andrew, a Christian apostle and the brother of Saint Peter, is also the patron saint of Scotland. In Scotland, and many countries with Scottish connections, St. Andrew's Day is marked with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional Scottish food, music and dance.

The Brotherhood’s breakfast buffet included Featherbed Eggs, sausages, baked beans, and Scottish scones. The scene was festive as the members listened to traditional bagpipe music while enjoying fellowship and breakfast, before moving to the church library for their speakers program and business meeting.

The Brotherhood holds two or more fundraisers each year, usually involving cooking pancakes. The money raised at those fundraisers is given to charitable organizations in the community, and to the church.

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is an international organization and is a ministry of men devoted to the spread of Christ’s Kingdom among men and boys in the Episcopal/Anglican Communion. The national Brotherhood office is located in Ambridge, PA (near Pittsburgh). The organization itself was founded 129 years ago in Chicago, and was originally formed to provide a base for lay ministers to churches too small have a full-time church rector. Over the years, as both the Brotherhood organization and Episcopal Church have grown, the Brotherhood continues to maintain an active and viable presence in many Episcopal/ Anglican churches. Its sister organization, Daughters of the King, also has an active chapter at Saint Peter’s Church. For more information about the Brotherhood, contact Bill Dickson at (904) 321-0238, or Rich Smith at (904) 261-4293.