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St. Anne's Catholic Voluntary Academy

St. Anne's Catholic Voluntary Academy

Mark

House Teacher

Miss Wood, Mrs Trotter, Miss Hadfield, Mrs Harrison, Mrs Salmon and Mrs Healy 

House Captains

KS2 - TBC

KS1-  TBC

House Colour Green
House Motto Don't Give Up

 

 

Much of what we know about St. Mark, the author of the Second Gospel, comes largely from the New Testament and early Christian traditions. Mark the Evangelist is believed to be the 'John Mark' referred to in the Acts of the Apostles, the history of the early Church found in the Canon of the New Testament. It was his house where Jesus and his disciples ate the Last Supper.

Mark's Gospel was probably written between 60 and 70 A.D., and was based upon the teachings of St. Peter. It is believed Mark provided both Luke and Matthew with basic sources for their Gospel's.

He was probably the first bishop of Alexandria, Egypt and the founder of the Church of Alexandria, although he is not mentioned in connection to the city by either Clement of Alexandria nor by Origen.

In 828, relics of St. Mark were stolen from Alexandria and taken to Venice, Italy. There they are enshrined in a beautiful cathedral dedicated to the saint.

St. Mark's symbol is a winged lion. He is often depicted as writing or holding his Gospel. He is sometimes shown as a bishop on a throne or as a man helping Venetian sailors.

St. Mark is the patron saint of Venice and his feast day is celebrated on April 25th.