Apostle Mark of the Seventy, called John

St Mark, also called John, (Acts 12:12), was a nephew of St Barnabas (Col. 4:10). Some, however, say that St John Mark is St Mark the Evangelist (April 25). It was in the house of his mother Maria that the persecuted disciples found shelter after the Ascension of the Lord (Acts 12:12). This saint is probably Mark, the Bishop of Apollonia, commemorated on October 30 with Sts Justus and Artemas.