Book of Saints – Mark – 27 September


(Saint) Bishop (September 27) (1st century) The Saint Mark commemorated in the Roman Martyrology on September 27 is the John Mark of the Acts of the Apostles (12:12, etc.). The tradition followed makes him to have been Bishop of Byblos, on the skirts of Mount Lebanon. There are many arguments both for and against his identity with Saint Mark the Evangelist. Those who assert it aver that his Jewish name was John, superseded by the Roman name Marcus or Mark, in the same way as Saul of Tarsus became known in the West as Paul. On the whole it is more probable that he was another personage altogether.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Mark”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 November 2014. Web. 25 March 2019. <>