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[[Image:Luke_first_icon.jpg|right|frame|Apostle and Evangelist Luke, the first iconographer]]
 
The holy, glorious and all-laudable '''Apostle and Evangelist Luke''' is the [[evangelist|author]] of the [[Gospel of Luke]], the companion of the Apostle Paul ([[Book of Philemon|Phil]] 1:24, [[II Timothy|2 Tim]] 4:10-11), and is numbered among the [[Apostles#The Seventy|Seventy Apostles]]. He was a native of Syrian [[Church of Antioch|Antioch]] and a physician, and is the founder of [[iconography]].
::—[http://www.goarch.org/en/chapel/learntochant/paraklesis.asp The Service of the Small Paraklesis] ([[GOARCH]])
==The olive tree is still living to the right side Relics of the cemetery in ThebesSt. On Luke== His [[miracle]]-working relics were transported to Constantinople during the right side of 4th-century, under the sanctuary reign of this church is tthe roman sarcophagus where Emperor Constantius (357AD), the body son of StConstantine. Luke had been placed. This tomb belonged to a Roman family In 1204, the Crusadors of the 2nd-century BC but later on IV Crusade stole the relic from Constantinople and transported it was emptied to Padova in Italy and it is still located there in the Christians Catholic church of Thebes used it as "honour" for St. Luke's relic since it was a majestic tombSanta Justina at the centre of the city.
The tomb works miracles even today. In [[December 22]]1992, 1997 at 1the then Metropolitan Ieronymos of Thebes and Levathia (currently the Archbishop of Greece) requested the return of a "a significant fragment of the relics of St.30pm myrrh appeared Luke to be placed on the site where the holy tomb's marble of the Evangelist is located and venerated today". This prompted a scientific investigation of the relics in Padua, and since by numerous lines of empirical evidence confirmed that these were the remains of an individual of Syrian descent who died between 130 and 400 A.D. The Bishop of Padua then delivered to Metropolitan Ieronymos the interior rib of the marble sarcophagus is fragrantSt. Luke that was closest to his heart to be kept at his tomb in Thebes, Greece. [http://www.traces-cl.com/archive/2000/novembre/luca.htm]
His The tomb works miracles even today. In [[miracleDecember 22]]-working relics were transported to Constantinople during , 1997 at 1.30pm myrrh appeared on the 4th-century, under tomb's marble and since then the reign interior of Emperor Constantius (357AD), the son marble sarcophagus is fragrant.The olive tree is still living to the right side of Constantinethe cemetery in Thebes. In 1204, On the right side of the Crusadors sanctuary of this church is tthe roman sarcophagus where the IV Crusade stole body of St. Luke had been placed. This tomb belonged to a Roman family of the relic from Constantinople and transported 2nd-century BC but later on it to Padova in Italy was emptied and it is still located there in the Catholic church Christians of Santa Justina at the centre of the cityThebes used it as "honour" for St. Luke's relic since it was a majestic tomb.
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