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St MARK

Christian Saint

Also known as MARK-THE-EVANGELIST

Patron Saint of Egypt and Venice

He left his mark and a lot of confusion in the Gospels. He may be the ‘John named Mark’ in the book of Acts. He probably had more than a little help from his friends St PETER and St PAUL.

He seems to have staked a claim on Venice when he was blown off course during a voyage. He landed on an island in the lagoon where an angel informed him a city would be built one day in his honor.

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.

St MARK FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : MARK
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : ???-74
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MARK-THE-EVANGELIST
Popularity index : 128

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Article last updated on 25 February 2006 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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