St. Mark

Saint Mark the Evangelist is traditionally believed to be the author of the Gospel of Mark, one of the four canonical Gospels in the New Testament. He was a companion of Saint Paul and Saint Peter and is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles and in some of Paul's letters. Mark is credited with founding the Church of Alexandria in Egypt and is considered the first bishop of Alexandria. He is revered as a saint in the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Coptic Orthodox churches. Saint Mark is often depicted with a lion, symbolizing his Gospel's themes of courage and royalty.

Feast Day is on April 25 (in the Latin Church) and September 30 (in the Eastern Orthodox Church)
Patronage: Barristers, Venice, Egypt, and Mainar