The commemoration of Saint Luke, the Evangelist, who, it is said, born in Antioch to a pagan family and being a doctor by profession, and having been converted to the faith of Christ and made a most beloved companion of blessed Paul the Apostle, as a scribe of the meekness of Christ diligently put in order all that Jesus did and taught in his book of the Gospel, and also narrated the beginnings of the life of the Church up to Paul’s first stay in the City in the Acts of the Apostles.
May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede to the Lord for us, that we may merit to be helped and saved by him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
V. Precious in the sight of the Lord
R. Is the death of his holy ones.
V. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in pace.
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