18 October 2009

St. Luke the Evangelist

The Sunday celebration takes precedence, of course, but today is also the Feast of St. Luke - a faithful companion of St. Paul, the writer of a Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles, and also a physician. It's a good day to remember all doctors, nurses, and other medical workers, commending them to the intercession of this faithful disciple of our Lord.

Almighty God, who didst inspire thy servant Luke the physician to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of thy Son: Graciously continue in thy Church the like love and power to heal, to the praise and glory of thy Name; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.