The Gospel of Mark is considered to be the very first Gospel written. Who was the Evangelist Mark, how did he live and put down the earthly life and words of the Lord? 
Father Markos Mangasaryan provided explanations on the Gospel of Mark. 

Gospel of Mark 16. 9-18


“Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.”
Who else Jesus appear to, what sings and commandments did He give to people? 
Father Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations.
 

 

Gospel of Mark 16. 1-8


And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? 
Who did these women meet as they entered the graveyard, what were they told and where did they rushed to? 
Father Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations.
 

Gospel of Mark 15.42-47


“ And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.”
What did Joseph of Arimathaea do after he took the body of the Lord from Pilate? Who was Nicodemus and how did they both relate to Christ? Why did women follow the actions of Joseph and Nicodemus? 

Gospel of Mark 15. 33-41


“And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 
How is Mark Evangelist describe the cruxifiction of Jesus, who were standing around Him at that moment and how did they react to it? 
Father Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations.
 

 

Gospel of Mark 15. 16-32


“And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band. And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head. And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.”

Gospel of Mark 15. 1-15


“And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.” 
“And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest:  And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.”
What signs did Christ give to Apostle Peter, what further developments happened in the house of Caiaphas and why did Peter cry? 

Gospel of Mark 14. 27-31, 66-72


“And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.” 
“And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest:  And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.”
What signs did Christ give to Apostle Peter, what further developments happened in the house of Caiaphas and why did Peter cry? 

Gospel of Mark 14.53-65


“They took Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests, the elders and the teachers of the law came together.”
What happened at the high priest’s house, who were the witnesses and why did they give false testimony against Christ? Father Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations. 
 

Gospel of Mark 14. 43-52


“Just as he was speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, appeared. With him was a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, the teachers of the law, and the elders.”
Why did they come after Christ, what agreement did they have with Judas and how did Christ respond? Father Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations. 
 

 

Gospel of Mark 14. 32-42


“They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 
What did Christ pray about, and why did his disciples sleep disobeying His instructions? Father Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations. 
 

Gospel of Mark 14. 22-26


“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them.”
What order did Christ set? How do we as the Christians of the XXI century, perceive this sacrament? Father Markos Mangasaryan provides explanations. 

 

Gospel of Mark 14.10-21


“Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Him to them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. So he sought how he might conveniently betray Him.”
This episode on the betrayal of Christ is interpreted by Father Markos Mangasaryan.