Saint Luke (+84), the author of the third Gospel, as well, as our Tradition has it, of the Acts of the Apostles, was hence responsible for a quarter of the New Testament, more than any other author. He may have also had a hand in the Letter to the Hebrews. In Saint Paul’s letter to the Colossians, he describes Luke as a physician, and he also was apparently the first iconographer, painting – or ‘writing’, as they say in the East – the first images of our Lady, of Christ, and of Saints Peter and Paul, much of which has

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