Disciple – Evangelist – Martyr
Mark the Evangelist (also known as John Mark) was a North-African disciple of the Lord. Mark is said to have founded the Church of Alexandria, one of the most important Patriarchal Sees of early Christianity. His feast day is celebrated on April 25, and his symbol is the winged lion.
Saint Mark the Evangelist, author of the Gospel of Mark in the Holy Scriptures, was one of Jesus Christ’s original 12 disciples.