Mark the Evangelist Biography
(Christian Saint Who Founded the Episcopal See of Alexandria)
Born In: Shahat, Libya
Mark the Evangelist was one of the first original disciples of Jesus Christ. He is best remembered as the author of the ‘Gospel of Mark’ in the ‘Bible.’ He is also believed to be the founder of the ‘Church of Alexandria,’ one of the most important episcopal sees of early Christianity. He, along with another disciple of Jesus, Saint Peter, preached spirituality and delivered sermons all around the world after the death of Jesus. He is known to be the patron saint of Lions, lawyers, pharmacists, prisoners, and secretaries. People began to associate Mark’s boldness to that of a Lion after he delivered the Gospel message of Saint John the Baptist, which he received from Jesus and conveyed the same to Mark in the voice of the Lion in the wilderness. Mark was the primary witness of many miracles that took place at the time of Jesus Christ. He also mentioned a few in his Gospel. He was also the founder of the first Christian school in Egypt. He continued serving humanity until his death after he was tortured and imprisoned around 68 AD.