Apostle Mark of the Seventy, called John

Saint Mark, also called John, (Acts 12:12), was a nephew of Saint Barnabas (Col. 4:10). Some, however, say that Saint John Mark is Saint 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 Saints Justus and Artemas.