St. Mark the Evangelist

Apr 25

Patron Saint of Lions, Lawyers, Notaries, Opticians, Pharmacists, Painters, Secretaries, Interpreters, Prisoners, and People Dealing with Insect Bites

We learn from the Epistle to the Colossians that Mark was a kinsman of Barnabas, who was a Levite, which presupposes that Mark was also of a Levitical family.

We read of Mark accompanying Paul and Barnabas on their apostolic missions, assisting them in Cyprus (Acts 13:5) and journeying with them to Perga in Pamphylia, from whence he returned on his own to Jerusalem (Acts 13:13).

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