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St. Luke the Evangelist

October 18    










Patristic / Medieval 
Chrysostom (Gospel)

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Calvin (Gospel 1662)

Calvin (Gospel Cdn)
Calvin (Epistle)


Caroline Divines 


Evangelical Revival
Wesley's Notes (Gospel 1662)

Wesley's Notes (Gospel Cdn)
Wesley's Notes (Epistle)


Oxford Movement 
Keble (Feast of St. Luke (Epistle))

Williams (Feast of St. Luke (1662))

Blunt (Commentary)




Matthew Henry (Gospel 1662)

Matthew Henry (Gospel Cdn)
Matthew Henry (Epistle)

Kiefer Biographical Sketch

Additional Materials 

Links to Images of St. Luke:

  - Biblical Art on the WWW:

         St. Luke in various works

         St. Luke as a writer

  - Textweek.com


ALMIGHTY God, who calledst Luke the Physician, whose praise is in the Gospel, to be an Evangelist, and Physician of the soul: May it please thee that, by the wholesome medicines of the doctrine delivered by him, all the diseases of our souls may be healed; through the merits of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


THE EPISTLE.   2 Timothy 4. 5.

WATCH thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them that love his appearing. Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me; for Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia; Titus unto Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee; for he is helpful to me in the ministry. And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee; and the books, but especially the parchments.



1. The 1662 Book of Common Prayer appoints the following Gospel:

St. Luke 10. 1.

THE Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire.


2. The Canadian 1962 Book of Common Prayer appoints the following Gospel:

S. Luke 24. 44. 

JESUS said unto his apostles, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the Law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures, and said unto them, Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer, and rise again from the dead the third day; and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning from Jerusalem; and ye are witnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be clothed with power from on high. And he led them out as far as Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them; and it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.



INTROIT.  Ps 45.1-4 

MY heart overfloweth with a good matter: I recite my verses for the king: / my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

2 THOU art fairer than the children of men; / full of grace are thy lips; therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

3 Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one, / according to thy glory and thy majesty.

4 And in thy majesty ride on to victory in the cause of truth, and of meekness and righteousness; / and let thy right hand teach thee terrible deeds.

Glory be.


GRADUAL.  Ps 37.31-32    
31 THE mouth of the righteous is exercised in wisdom, / and his tongue will be talking of judgement.

32 The law of his God is in his heart, / and his goings shall not slide.