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The Feast of St. Mark

April, and specifically April 25th, is traditionally a celebration of St. Mark the Evangelist, the namesake of our parish. St. Mark was one of the four writers of the Gospels, who provide us with a clear account of the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. We know St. Mark, therefore, mostly through his authorship of the second Gospel­­ and likely the first to be written. From elsewhere in Scripture, he is also known to have accompanied Paul and Barnabas on their journeys.  And from Tradition, he is known to have been the secretary for St. Peter and the founder of the Church in Alexandria, Egypt. His symbol is the Lion derived from Mark's Gospel description of John the Baptist as "...The voice of the one who cries in the wilderness: Prepare Ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths", which artists represented as a roaring lion.


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