St. Luke Icon

St. Luke Icon

Saint Luke, a physician at Antioch, and a painter, became a convert of Saint Paul and afterwards his fellow-laborer. Though not an eyewitness of Christ's life, he diligently gathered information from the Apostles and wrote his Gospel and the Book of Acts. Saint Luke shared the shipwreck and perils of Saint Paul's voyage to Rome, and was with him in his last days. He later died a martyr's death in Achaia.

He is credited as the first Christian iconographer, painting icons of the Virgin Mary from life, some of which exist to this day.

Saint of: artists, doctors .

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