My first name is after Saint John the Evangelist, one of the 12 Disciples, to whom The Lord entrusted His Mother on Good Friday (which happens to be the day I was born). John is also the given name of Saint Mark the Evangelist, the patron saint of Egypt, and the first Pope of the See of the Great City of Alexandria, where my father was born and where he grew up. The name John is of Hebrew origin. It means "The Lord is Gracious". My middle name is of Greek origin. It means "Christ Bearer". My last name is Coptic; it means "The Cross".