Athansius Schaefer: St. Mark's relics

The relics of St Mark the evangelist can be found at San Marco Cathedral in Venice. St Mark accompanied his cousin St Barnabas and St Paul on their early missionary journeys. Mark was with Paul in Rome and probably wrote his gospel there. He was also St Peter's interpreter. Tradition has it he later served as Alexandria's first bishop. His feast day is April 25, and his symbol is the winged lion.


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