They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented— of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth.
St. Mark who preached Christianity in Alexandria, Egypt was an Apostle, Evangelist and Martyr. He was dragged through the streets of Alexandria until his head was detached from his body thus received the Heavenly Crown of Martyrdom.
May his prayers be with us all Amen.
Happy Feast of Nayrouz to all.