Luke, Evangelist

October 19, 2015 all-day

Vespers 5:30 PM
Luke was a Gentile, a physician, and one of Paul’s fellow missionaries in the early spread of Christianity through the Roman world. He wrote both the Gospel which bears his name, and the Acts of the Apostles. He apparently had not known Jesus, but was clearly much inspired by hearing about Him from those who had known him. Early tradition says that Luke wrote his Gospel in Greece and died at the age of 84 in Boeotia. His relics were moved to Constantinople where they were venerated by pilgrims.