|Saint Luke the Evangelist|
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|
|Major shrine||Padua, Italy|
|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 .
- Smith’s Revised Bible Dictionary, 1999.