St Mark the Evangelist, Rogation Day – The Greater Litanies and Memorials of the Saints – 25 April

St Mark the Evangelist – Also known as John Mark (Born 1st Century – Martyred 25 April 68 at Alexandria, Egypt) – St Marks is symbolised by the Winged Lion.
St Mark:

Rogation Day – The Greater Litanies.
The procession for the Greater Litanies is held on St Mark’s day, 25 April that, for the Rogations, or Lesser Litanies, may be recited on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Ascension day.
About Rogation Days HERE:

St Agathopodes of Antioch

St Anianus of Alexandria (Died c 86) 2nd Bishop of Alexandria, after St Mark and succeeding him. Consecrated by St Mark and disciple of St Mark. He was Ordained by Saint Mark and was also the first convert Mark won for Christ in the region, in c 48.
As St Mark was entering Rakotis, a suburb of Alexandria, the strap of his sandal broke. He found a cobbler, St Anianus, to repair it. While he was working on the sandal, the awl slipped in Anianus’ hand, piercing it. Anianus cried ‘“Heis ho Theos” (“God is one”) in response to the pain. Mark took the opportunity to preach the Gospel of Christ to him, at the same time.

The Healing of Anianus by Cima da Conegliano

Blessed Boniface of Valperga (Died 1243) Bishop
St Callista of Syracuse
St Clarentius of Vienne
St Ermin of Lobbes
St Evodius of Syracuse
St Heribaldus of Auxerre
St Hermogenes of Syracuse
St Kebius
St Macaille
St Macedonius
St Mario Borzaga
St Pasicrate of Mesia
St Phaebadius of Agen
St Philo of Antioch
St Robert of Syracuse
Bl Robert Anderton
Stefano of Antioch
St Valenzio of Mesia
Bl William Marsden


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