Monday, 25 April 2016

Saint Mark The Evangelist. Feast Day 25 April.


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Saint Mark the Evangelist.
Feast Day 25 April.

Double of The Second-Class.

Red Vestments.



Saint Mark The Evangelist.
Artist: Rene de Cramer.
"Copyright Brunelmar/Ghent/Belgium".
Used with Permission.



English: Saint Mark the Evangelist.
Español: San Marcos.
Artist: Jusepe Leonardo (1601–1653).
Date: Circa 1630.
Current location: Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, England.
This File: 7 June 2010.
(Wikimedia Commons)


Saint Mark, the Disciple of Saint Peter, is one of The Four Evangelists (Collect) who wrote, under the inspiration of The Holy Ghost, an abridgement of The Life of Jesus. His narration begins by the mission of Saint John the Baptist, whose "voice was heard in the desert"; he is represented with a Lion lying at his feet, because the Lion, one of  the four symbolical animals in the vision of Ezechiel (Epistle), makes the desert re-echo with its roaring.

He was one of the seventy-two Disciples (Gospel). He went to Egypt, where he was the first to announce Christ at Alexandria. The Preaching of the Gospel, which his Martyrdom confirmed, made him to enter into Glory (Secret), where Saint John shows him to us as one of the four symbolical animals who attend The Triumph of The Immolated Lamb.



Statue of Saint Mark the Evangelist (Copy).
Artist: Donatello.
Location: Orsanmichele, Florence, Italy.
This File: 22 August 2005.
(Wikimedia Commons)


His body was taken to Venice, whose Patron he is since the 9th-Century A.D. Rome possesses a Church Dedicated to Saint Mark, where a Station is held on the Monday of The Third Week in Lent.

Let us profit by the teaching of Saint Mark, who wrote the Gospel of Christ and Preached it, and let us have recourse to his Prayers (Collect).



English: Venetian merchants, with the help of two Greek Monks,
take Mark the Evangelist's body to Venice.
Deutsch: Bergung des Leichnams des Hl. Markus (vor der Restaurierung).
Artist: Tintoretto.
Date: 1562-1566.
Current location: Accademia of Venice, Italy.
Source/Photographer: The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei.
DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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