Wednesday, October 18, 2006

St. Luke

St. Luke was born at Antioch and was a practising physician when he was converted by St. Paul. He then attached himself to Paul and accompanied him on his missions. This way he acquired the knowledge and information about the life of the early Christian communities and became Acts of the Apostles. It was form Paul's teaching and other study that he was able to write the Third Gospel also known as 'Paul's Gospel'. It is this Gospel that we learn about Christ's early life and about Our Lady. The animals from the vision of Ezechial shows that the ox represent St. Luke and thus he is often pictured with one.

Introit: Ps. 138. 17. To me Thy friends, O God, are made exceedingly honourable; their principality is exceedingly strengthened. Ps. Lord, Thou hast proved ,e and known me: Thou hast known my sitting down and my rising up.

Collect: We beseech The, O Lord, grant us to be aided by the prayers of Saint Luke Thine Evangelist; who for the glory of Thy name ever bore in his body the mortification of the cross.

Gradual: Ps. 18. 5, 2. Their sound went forth into all the earth: and their words to the end of the world. v. The heavens show forth the glory of God; and the firmament declareth the works of His hands.

Sancte Luca. Ora pro nobis.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing the research for us so we don't have to! ;)

In Jesus,
Maria TOth