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Apostle and Evangelist Mark

An icon of St. Mark the Evangelist

The Icon

Apostle and Evangelist Mark

Feast day - April 25th

St. Mark is shown indoors, seated at a lectern, writing his Gospel. He is portrayed as listening - listening to the Word that God speaks - and preparing to write in the words of men, the Word that will become the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Troparion in tone 4

From your childhood the light of truth enlightened you, O Mark,
and you loved the labor of Christ the Savior.
Therefore, you followed Peter with zeal
and served Paul well as a fellow laborer,
and you enlighten the world with your holy Gospel.

Kontakion in tone 2

When you received the grace of the Spirit from on high, O Apostle,
you broke the snares of the philosophers and gathered all nations into your net,
bringing them to your Lord, O glorious Mark,
by the preaching of the divine Gospel.

For information concerning the life of Apostle and Evangelist Mark please click here