St. Luke was UNASHAMED of the Gospel

Festival of St. Luke, Evangelist | October 18

Who is Luke?

  • Physician (Col. 4:14)
  • Missionary companion to St. Paul (2 Tim. 4:11)
  • Wrote more than 1/3 of the New Testament.
    • The Gospel According To Luke (c.AD 55-60)
      • One of four canonical Gospels
    • The Acts of the Apostles (c. AD 60-62)
  • A Greek from Antioch (according to Eusebius)
  • According to a widespread early tradition, he was unmarried, wrote his Gospel in Greece, and died in Boetia (Greece) at age 84.
  • He is believed to have died a martyr’s death, being tortured and hanged on an olive tree.
  • Symbolized by a sacrificial calf or ox because his writing focused on Christ’s priesthood.

Almighty God, our Father, Your blessed Son called Luke the physician to be an evangelist and physician of the soul. Grant that the healing medicine of the Gospel and the Sacraments may put to flight the diseases of our souls that with willing hearts we may ever love and serve You: through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

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Released on September 14, 2022 (Midweek Bible Study)

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