St. Mark, Evangelist

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Mark, +1st; cousin of Barnabas; associated with Paul and Peter; the Gospel ascribed to him (cf.  Acts 12:12) is the oldest (written probably prior to the fall of Jerusalemin 70 AD) and the shortest; largely a collection of narratives that depict Jesus as being almost constantly active; presents Jesus as the Son of God whose ministry was marked by a series of mighty works, signs of God’s power and kingdom; tradition holds Mark the first Bishop of Alexandria; portrayed as a winged lion (cf. Ezekiel 1); patron of notaries, Egypt and Venice.