O, paradise, open the gates and your blessed see,
and accept the merits of the pontiff Andrew,
the cultivator of justice and the doctrine, the lover of peace,
he was called to the highest good, to the blessed life.
Full of divine love, he did not know how to live in the world.
Christ was the glory for the servant of Christ.
You meditated on the faith and you held firmly to what you believed.
It bore you to the heavens, above the stars.
The divine law has never slipped away from your hands.
The Lord’s eloquence lived in his mouth.
Firstly, as the presbyter, he was an ornament of the city of Rome.
Promoted to the highest place he was given the dignity of being a father.
He followed the law. He was pious and moderate.
As the good shepherd he protected his flock from the enemy.
He was benevolent towards strangers, he was giving himself to the poor.
His words were very nourishing.
Mother Church flourished under him
and promoted him to many offices.
He lived for more or less 70 years, 12 years as the presbyter in Rome and as the bishop
28 years, 10 months, and 20 days. He reposed in peace on the 14th day before the Kalends of November,
under the consulate of Decius Junior.
(trans. S. Adamiak)