The Lion for the Lamb, St. Mark

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In Honor of our partner ministry on Oahu, St. Mark – Kaneohe, I am posting April 25’s commemoration for St. Mark:

St. Mark, Evangelist

Saint Mark, traditional author of the 2nd Gospel. His full name was John Mark. His mother, named Mary, had a house in Jerusalem, which fellow Christians used as a meeting place. Mark accompanied St. Paul and St. Barnabas, who was his cousin or uncle, on their mission to Cyprus, but he left them at Perga and returned to Jerusalem. Paul refused to take Mark on his second trip, thus creating a breach with Barnabas.

Later, Paul called upon the services of Mark (2 Timothy 4:11) and Mark was named as Paul’s fellow worker (Philemon 24).

Tradition identifies Mark with the young man who "fled from them naked" at Gethsemane. Tradition also makes him an associate of St. Peter, who is thought to have furnished many of the evangelist’s facts.

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