18 October
Luke the Evangelist


Historical Note


Luke has written about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning.        Acts 1:1


Almighty God,
you called Luke the physician,
whose praise is in the gospel,
to be an evangelist and physician of the soul:
by the grace of the Spirit
and through the wholesome medicine of the gospel,
give your Church the same love and power to heal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.        [1662*]

The Daily Office

First Evening Prayer

Psalm 33
Isaiah 61:1-6 NRSV NIV
2 Timothy 3:10-17 NRSV NIV

Morning Prayer

Psalm 145
Isaiah 55 NRSV NIV
Luke 1:1-4 NRSV NIV

Evening Prayer

Psalm 103
Ecclesiasticus 38:1-14 NRSV or Isaiah 61:1-6 NRSV NIV
Colossians 4:7-18 NRSV NIV

The Eucharist


Isaiah 35:3-6 NRSV NIV or Acts 16:6-12a NRSV NIV
Psalm 147:1-7
2 Timothy 4:5-17 NRSV NIV
Luke 10:1-9 NRSV NIV


And now we give you thanks
because your Son Jesus Christ
after his resurrection
sent forth his apostles and evangelists
to preach the gospel to all nations
and to teach us the way of truth.


Almighty God,
who on the day of Pentecost
sent your Holy Spirit to the apostles
with the wind from heaven and in tongues of flame,
filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel:
by the power of the same Spirit
strengthen us to witness to your truth
and to draw everyone to the fire of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.           [ASB]


How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news of salvation.        Isaiah 52:7

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