St MARKAlso known as MARK-THE-EVANGELIST
Patron Saint of Egypt and Venice
It took 400 years but two merchants found Mark's relics in Alexandria and smuggled them the Doge's palace now established in Venice where they were so well hidden in a marble pillar it took some time to locate them again.
His emblem is the Winged Lion and myriads of miracles are associated with his name. He may have been the first Bishop of Alexandria and was said to be martyred there.
Battered, or stoned, or dragged through the streets by horses. Or maybe not as it's all words of different mouths.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : ???-74
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MARK-THE-EVANGELIST
Popularity index : 164
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