According to tradition, Marcus and Marcellianus were twin brothers from a distinguished family. They had been converted to Christian faith in their youth and were honourably married. They lived in Rome and became deacons in the early Church. When they refused to sacrifice to the Roman gods, they were arrested. They converted their prison guards and escaped but were soon recaptured and bound to two pillars, their feet nailed to them. In this posture they remained a day and a night and on the following day were stabbed with lances. Their legend states that they were martyred at Rome under the Emperor Diocletian towards the end of the third century, most likely in the year 286.
The Eucharist is the miracle in which Christ takes \"the work of human hands\" and presents it to the Father as himself. Our own little bit, our own willingness to search out what we can do, becomes part of that. God is looking for the Andrew in each of us.