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Kemetian, born in Africa. Tradition holds that originally, Peter and Mark set out on evangelization mission. But one night, Peter dreamed he had go with Mark, to Rome and then to Alexandria, Kemet. Mark preached in Rome, and then returned to Kemet. His efforts drew many to Christ. He finally landed in Alexandria.
Another tradition by Eusebius, accords Mark the first bishop of Alexandria. As he entered the city gates, a sandal rap broke. A shoemaker was chosen to fix the leather--Anianus. He became Mark's first disciple and convert to Yeshua, Jesus. in Alexandria.
Enemies, however, sought out Mark. The writer of the Gospel of Mark after sufficient teaching, appointed Anianus bishop, and ordained three priests and seven deacons. Leaving the city, he told them to "serve and comfort the faithful brethren."
After some years, Mark returned. The Christian community had grown considerably. But his enemies had not forgotten him. They jailed him.
On the following morning, Mark's neck was tied with a rope. The malefactors dragged him by the neck from Alexandria up to the little port of Bucoles until he died. They attempted to burn the body. Flames would not touch it. Christians
in the community claimed the remains, burying it in a Church Mark had founded. It is said he is the first Christian martyr of the Church in Kemet.
He is credited with writing one of the four Christian canonical gospels, or at least his name and influence is attached to it. Severus, Bishop of Al-Ushmunain, in late tenth century in his Life of Apostle and Evangelist Mark, said Mark was one of the wine pouring servants that Jesus turned from water at marriage feast of Cana. Severus goes on to say that, Mark's house was where Jesus appeared to disciples who were hiding after His resurrection dead.
Anianus the shoemaker of the sandal of Mark became a saint, whose memorial is celebrated under Anianus.
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