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    Saint Luke the Evangelist

    Icon of St. Luke the Evangelist

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    St. Luke the Evangelist, circa 1520


    Russian Icons - St Luke the Evangelist - Jan Morsink Ikonen

    Evangelist Matthew

    Saints John the Evangelist and Mary Magdalene

    Icon of St. Mary Magdalene for Mother Leigh Hall. [by Kenneth Hosley] In the early Church, St. Mary Magdalene was given the title “Equal to the Apostles” or more importantly “Apostle to the Apostles.” While Roman Catholicism has vilified her as a prostitute since Pope Gregory the Great in 591 until the Vatican finally yet quietly withdrew the remark in 1969, the Eastern Church has always honored her for the exceptional role she played in the life of Jesus and early Christianity.

    Vladimir icon of the Mother of God. According to Tradition, the evangelist, physician and iconographer Luke painted three icons of the Theotokos. When Our Lady looked at them, She said, “May the grace of the One Who was born of me, and my grace, be with these Holy Icons.”

    St. Luke's day - 18 Oct (15th century Byzantine icon, Recklinghausen, Germany; "This is probably the first time this rarely painted theme appeared on an icon.")

    Advocata Nostra, the oldest icon of Mary in Rome, at the Dominican Sisters Convent on Via Trionfale on Monte Mario. This icon can be traced back to its origin in Jerusalem, where tradition has it that it was painted by St Luke after the Resurrection, at the request of the apostles. But the tradition also states that after St Luke had sketched the outline, the image of Our Lady appeared on it. No human hand was involved. Such works are referred to as achiropita—'made without hands'.

    Ο Άγιος Απ. Ιωάννης ο Θεολόγος, Святой апостол Иоанн Богослов, The Holy Apostle John the Theologian

    T'oros Roslin Gospels, Portrait of the Evangelist Matthew, Walters Manuscript W.539, fol. 13v

    wonderful article - "Saint John, the 'Apostle of Love'" christianorthodox... (John and his disciple Prochorus)

    St. Matthew, apostle

    A faithful servant of Holy GreatMartyr Demetrius of Thessalonica (Oct 26), Holy Martyr Lupus (3-4th cent) witnessed his master's martyrdom. He then soaked his own clothing with the blood of Saint Demetrius and took a ring from his hand. With the name of Holy Great Martyr Demetrius, Saint Lupus worked many miracles. He destroyed pagan idols and was persecuted, but the Lord preserved him. He voluntarily delivered himself to the authorities, confessed Christ, and was beheaded. (Oct 26)

    Icon of the Mother of God the “Milkgiver”

    A Prince, Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker of the Kiev Near Caves (12th century) left his family to become a monk. He worked in the monastery's kitchen, served as gatekeeper, and grew a garden around his cell; also, he funded two churches in the area. Saint Nicholas was the first Russian prince to accept monasticism; his brothers ridiculed him, and his doctor told him fasting had weakened him. Saying this the doctor fell ill and was only cured by the saint's prayers. (Oct 14)

    The "Tenderness" Icon of the MostHoly Glorious Lady Theotokos and EverVirgin Mary appeared to Monk Avraam of Galich in 1350. While praying to Virgin Mary on the wild shores of Galich lake, the monk saw a bright light appear on a mountain ahead of him and heard the Lord's voice saying he should find an icon of the Virgin there. The monk built a chapel for it. When the icon cured a large number of people, several monasteries were built in its honor. (May 28, Jul 28, Aug 15)