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Saint Luke the Evangelist
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St. Luke writing his Gospel, by Andrea Mantegna (1431).
Apostle, Evangelist, Martyr
Born Born:: Antioch, Syria, Roman Empire
Died Died::84 AD, near Boeotia, Greece
Venerated in Roman Catholicism
Eastern Orthodoxy
Oriental Orthodoxy
Canonized Pre-congregation
Major shrine Padua, Italy
Feast October 18
Patronage physicians, surgeons, students, butchers, and artists

Luke the Evangelist (Greek: Λουκᾶς, Loukas; Hebrew: לוקא, Lūqāʻ; Aramaic: ܠܘܩܐ, Lūqāʻ) was early Christian leader and the writer of the Gospel of Luke during the 50's AD. He was of Greek origin and a native of Antioch. He was a companion of the apostle Paul and is also known as “the beloved physician” or “doctor” as mentioned in Colossians 4:14 .


See Also


  • Smith’s Revised Bible Dictionary, 1999.

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