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The Apostle Luke as Physician and Healer

The Apostle Luke is known for writing two big books in the New Testament: the Gospel According to Luke and the Acts of the Apostles (52 chapters in all). He was a native of Antioch in Syria, and exercised the medical profession during the time of Claudius (42 A.D.) when he met the Apostle Paul. After returning to the Lord Jesus Christ he preached the Gospel in Greece and reposed at the age of 84 as a “diligent servant of Christ”, according to an ancient prologue of Luke.

Saint Luke the Evangelist as a Model for our Lives

The Evangelist Luke, “the beloved physician” as the Apostle Paul calls him, is the author of the Gospel According to Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. A native of Antioch in Syria, he belonged to the chorus of the Seventy Apostles of Christ. He was a close associate of the Apostle Paul and accompanied him on his journeys in Troas, Philippi, from Philippi to Jerusalem and from Caesarea to Rome.

Feast of Apostle and Evangelist Luke

On October 14, Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, assisted by Fathers Melchisedek (Abbot of Saint Nicholas Monastery in Tripoli, Greece) and Vassilios (preacher-priest of Holy Metropolitanate of Thebes, Greece), celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Luke in Hong Kong for the Synaxis of Apostle and Evangelist Luke. Many […]

The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke

Luke was born in Antioch. In his youth, he excelled in his studies of Greek philosophy, medicine and art. During the ministry of the Lord Jesus on earth, Luke came to Jerusalem, where he saw the Savior face to face, heard His saving teaching and was witness to His miraculous works. Coming to belief in […]