"the church which was St Theodore's, before Marco's body was brought to put his nose out of joint."

Tradition says St Mark, the apostle and writer of St Mark's Gospel, went to Africa, where he founded the Coptic church . He was buried in Alexandria, but in 828 two Venetian merchants stole his remains and took them  to Venice, where he replaced St Theodore as the patron saint of that city.The church in question is St Mark's Basilica.

For more information on St Theodore, see bookmark 247.