St. Mark the Evangelist was a disciple of St. Peter. Sometime before the year 60 he wrote the second Gospel, which he wrote in Greek for the converts to Christianity. He traveled with St. Barnabas and St. Paul on a missionary trip through Cyprus. St. Mark also evangelized in Alexandria, Egypt, where he established the church and began a Christian school. He was martyred in the same city on April 25, 68. Often represented in art as a lion, St. Mark is patron saint of lions, notaries and Egypt.