Book of Saints – Mark – 22 October

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(Saint) Bishop, Martyr (October 22) (2nd century) Eusebius the historian describes this Saint as the first Bishop of Jerusalem who was not of Jewish extraction. He is said to have governed the Church of Jerusalem, at that time dispersed, for some twenty years, and to have died by martyrdom under the Antonines, perhaps about A.D. 156. Both the Greek and the Roman Martyrologies style him a Martyr; but Eusebius is silent about this, nor have we any other historical proof that he did not die a natural death. The length of his Episcopate is also a matter of conjecture.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Mark”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 October 2016. Web. 23 July 2021. <>