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Saint Mark the Evangelist (c.5AD-68 AD)

Saint Mark the Evangelist (c.5AD-68 AD)

Patron saint of notaries and Venice.

Symbol – Winged Lion

Feast Day: April 25


1. Which of the following is not true about Saint Mark:

a.    He was an Apostle

b.    Tradition considers him the author of the Gospel of Mark

c.    He died a martyr


2. With which other missionary disciples did he travel?

a.    Peter

b.    Barnabas

c.    Timothy

d.    All of the above


3. According to tradition, Saint Mark founded the Church in:

a.    Syria

b.    Alexandria

c.    Cyprus

d.    All of the above


4. The Gospel of Mark, a direct, simple and active portrayal of Jesus:

a.    Is the shortest of the Gospels

b.    Was the first written; 65-70 AD

c.    Answers two questions: Who is Jesus, and:  What does it mean to be a disciple?

d.    All of the above


5. Which of the following is true:

a.    Saint Peter, refers to Mark as his “son” in Scripture.

b.    The Gospel of Mark was written for Christians experiencing persecution.

c.    Saint Paul commends Mark for his efforts in spreading belief in Jesus Christ.  

d.    All of the above


6. Which Church claims to be the successor to the Christian community that Saint Mark founded?

a.    The Coptic Orthodox

b.    The Coptic Catholic Church

c.    The Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria

d.    All of the above




1. a

2. d

3. b

4. d

5. d

6. d