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      • Though some historians claim that St. Luke was martyred after the death of Saint Paul, others say he lived a long life, dying at the age of 84 after settling in Greece to write his gospel. He was the first Christian physician and was venerated by the Catholic Church as the patron saint of physicians and surgeons.
  1. Luke the Evangelist painting the first icon of the Virgin Mary Christian tradition, starting from the 8th century, states that Luke was the first icon painter. He is said to have painted pictures of the Virgin Mary and Child, in particular the Hodegetria image in Constantinople (now lost).

    • 18 October
    • Padua, Italy
  2. Mar 07, 2017 · Saint Paul himself (in 2 Timothy 4:11) testifies that Luke remained with him at the end of his second Roman imprisonment ("Only Luke is with me"), but after Paul's martyrdom, little is known of Luke's further travels. Traditionally, Saint Luke himself has been regarded as a martyr, but the details of his martyrdom have been lost to history.

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  3. Saint Luke was born a Greek and a Gentile in Antioch, Syria. He was a physician and it is believed that he may have also been a slave, as it was not uncommon in his day for slaves to be educated in medicine so the family would have a resident physician. Luke joined Paul at Troas in the year 51, accompanying him from Macedonia to Philippi.

  4. The holy Evangelist Luke was born in the Syrian city of Antioch. His parents were not members of the Hebrew race; and the very name “Luke” bears witness to this in part, for it is an abbreviated form of the Latin name “Lucanus.”

  5. Jun 25, 2019 · The first to identify the Luke in Paul’s letters with the author of the Gospel according to Luke and Acts was Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons in the late 2nd century. Luke was not, then, an eyewitness of the gospel events. He edited traditional material of which he came into possession. Luke could, however, have witnessed some events in Acts.

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