Saint Andrew's Cross
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What does Saint Andrew's Cross mean?
A Saint Andrew’s Cross is an X-shaped cross. According to Christian tradition, Saint Andrew, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, was supposed to have been crucified on an X-shaped cross.
The most common usage of Saint Andrew’s Cross you’ll come across is to refer to the flag of Scotland. The flag has a white Saint Andrew’s Cross on a blue background. In heraldry, Saint Andrew’s Cross is called a saltire.
You might also encounter the Saint Andrew’s Cross spider, which is a spider native to Australia and shaped like an X.
Example: Rowan made an insignia out of a Saint Andrew’s Cross and her initials because her family is Scottish.
Where does Saint Andrew's Cross come from?
The first records of the phrase Saint Andrew’s Cross come from around the 1700s. It refers to a cross that is in an X shape because Christianity’s Saint Andrew was supposed to have been crucified on an X-shaped cross.
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How is Saint Andrew's Cross used in real life?
Saint Andrew’s Cross is often used in reference to the Scottish flag, but it’s also used to refer to any X-shaped cross and the spider named after it.
Do you ever use the term "Saint Andrew's Cross" to describe the flag? If not, why not?
— Ian Perry (@IanBurkePerry) August 8, 2022
Here's one for you, from the archives–the Aussie St. Andrews Cross spidey–no saltire, just the X. Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/RJKSO4W57s
— teresa 🌻 (@tmcallies) September 7, 2020
Tour #Scotland travel video Blog of #Saltire #Flag flying over @museumbw #Balhousie #Castle on ancestry, history visit and trip to #Perth, #Perthshire Called The Saltire or Saint Andrew's Cross, it has a blue field with a white saltire https://t.co/zpbffpQuyV pic.twitter.com/w44b2J3hgZ
— Sandy Stevenson (@tourscotland) August 20, 2022
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A Saint Andrew’s Cross is on the flag of Wales.
How to use Saint Andrew's Cross in a sentence
“I do not support gay marriages being recognized in Florida,” he wrote Andrew Walther of Sanford.
The big slug happened to hit the suspect in the street, passing through his arm and then striking Police Officer Andrew Dossi.
The father of the wounded Officer Andrew Dossi sums it up perfectly.
When the father arrived at the hospital, he was told that Andrew Dossi was in surgery, but the wounds were not life-threatening.
The Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and is marked by nine stations of the cross.
In cross-section the burrows varied from round (three inches in diameter) to oval (three inches high and four inches wide).Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
May looked along at the dimpled grace, And then at the saint-like, fair old face, “How funny!”
I cannot believe that God would think it necessary to come on earth as a man, and die on the Cross.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
One of her humours was to unite the son of her minister, with a niece of the widowed Queen of Saint Germain's.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
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