The Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist
St. Luke the Evangelist is the Patron Saint of
St. Luke the Evangelist Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Not Married who became Saints
St. Luke the Evangelist Feast Day brief life History
|Date of Birth||Late 1 BC|
|Country of Birth||Turkey in Asia|
|Profession||Physician and a disciple of St. Paul|
|Place of Work||Turkey|
|Date of Death||Late 1 AD|
|Place of Death||Greece|
|St. Luke the Evangelist Feast Day||October 18|
|Patron Saint of||1. Artists
St. Luke the Evangelist Short life History
St. Luke, a physician at Antioch, and a painter, became a convert of St. Paul, and afterwards his fellow-laborer. He is best known to us as the historian of the New Testament.
Though not an eye-witness of Our Lord’s life, the Evangelist diligently gathered information from the lips of the apostles, and wrote, as he tells us, all things in order.
The acts of the Apostles were written by this Evangelist as a sequel to his Gospel, bringing the history of the Church down to the first imprisonment of St. Paul at Rome. The humble historian never names himself, but by his occasional use of “we” for “they” we are able to detect his presence in the scenes which he describes.
We thus find that he sailed with St. Paul and Silas from Troas to Macedonia; stayed behind apparently for seven years at Philippi, and, lastly, shared the shipwreck and perils of the memorable voyage to Rome.
Here his own narrative ends, but from St. Paul’s Epistles we learn that St. Luke was his faithful companion to the end. He died a martyr’s death some time afterwards in Achaia.
Today’s St. Luke the Evangelist Feast Day Quote:
Luke, was born in Antioch, by profession, was a physician. He had become a disciple of the apostle Paul and later followed Paul until his [Paul’s] martyrdom. Having served the Lord continuously, unmarried and without children, filled with the Holy Spirit he died at the age of 84 years.