Luke, Evangelist

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B072 - Pentecost 21 - Trinity 20 - Eng

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Luke, Evangelist
Luke was a dear friend of the apostle Paul, and is mentioned by him three times in his Letters. Paul describes him as ‘the beloved physician’ and, in his second Letter to Timothy, as his only companion in prison. He is believed to be the author of two books of the New Testament, firstly the gospel which stands in his name and also the Acts of the Apostles. Luke’s narrative of the life of Christ has a pictorial quality and shows the sequential pattern from the nativity through to the death and resurrection. The developed sense of theology that comes over in Paul’s writings is virtually unknown in those of Luke but, as a Gentile, Luke makes clear that the good news of salvation is for all, regardless of sex, social position or nationality. Traditionally, Luke wrote his gospel in Greece and died in Boeotia at the age of eighty-four.
Hagiography from Exciting Holiness by Brother Tristam SSF

 

Evening Prayer on the Eve of Luke (Text not shown)
Psalm 33
Hosea 6. 1-3
2 Timothy 3. 10-17

 

Collect 283 (Text shown)

Post Communion Prayer 284 (Text shown)

Principal Service (Text shown)
Isaiah 35. 3-6 or Acts 16. 6-12a
Psalm 147. 1-7
2 Timothy 4. 5-17
Luke 10. 1-9

Second Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 103
Sirach 38. 1-14 or Isaiah 61. 1-6
Colossians 4. 7-18

Third Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 145
Isaiah 55
Luke 1. 1-4

1984 (Text not shown)
Page 273

 

Collect 283
1984 Prayer Book
Almighty and loving Father, by whose inspiration Luke the Physician, whose praise is in the Gospel, proclaimed the love and healing power of thy Son: grant to thy Church, by the wholesome medicine of the doctrine delivered by him, the same love and power to heal; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Contemporary
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,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit
be all honour and glory,
now and for ever.

Post Communion Prayer 284
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
open our minds to understand the Scriptures
and our mouths to proclaim forgiveness
in the name of him who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Isaiah 35. 3-6 or Acts 16. 6-12a
Isaiah 35. 3-6
Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are of a fearful heart, ‘Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will come with vengeance, with terrible recompense. He will come and save you.’
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;

Acts 16. 6-12a
They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. When they had come opposite Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them; so, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’ When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them.
We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony.

Psalm 147. 1-7
Biblical text
Praise the LORD! How good it is to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting. The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the broken-hearted, and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. The LORD lifts up the downtrodden; he casts the wicked to the ground.
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre.

Pointed Psalm
Alleluia. How good it is to make music / for our / God :
how joyful to / honour / him with / praise.
The Lord builds / up Je/rusalem :
and gathers to/gether the / outcasts of / Israel.
He heals the / broken/hearted :
and / binds up / all their / wounds.
He counts the / number • of the / stars :
and / calls them / all • by their / names.
Great is our Lord and / mighty in / power :
his wisdom / is be/yond all / telling.
The Lord lifts / up the / poor :
but casts down the / wicked / to the / ground.
Sing to the / Lord with / thanksgiving :
make music to our / God up/on the / lyre;

2 Timothy 4. 5-17
As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully.
As for me, I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
Do your best to come to me soon, for Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful in my ministry. I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus. When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will pay him back for his deeds. You also must beware of him, for he strongly opposed our message.
At my first defence no one came to my support, but all deserted me. May it not be counted against them! But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.

Luke 10. 1-9
After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!” And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the labourer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.”

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