Mary, mother of John Mark

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Mary, mother of John Mark is a character in the Bible. She is apparently mentioned only once in Acts 12:12, when Peter is coming to her house, after his escape from prison:

When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John. Where many people had gathered and were praying.

Often John Mark is confused with Mark the Evangelist but Greek Scholars refuted and has a separate feast for him in their synaxarion. Catholic Scholars are divided on this issue.

References[edit]

  • Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897