The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Cupola, drum and pendentives

St. Luke the Evangelist

Dionisy's frescoes. St. Luke the Evangelist

One of the 70 apostles, disciple and associate of St. Paul. He came from an educated Greek family. He lived in Antioch in Syria and was martyred in the town of Thebes. Apart from one of the four Gospels composed, as tradition relates, in Rome in 62-63 under St. Paul’s guidance, the book The Acts of the Apostles is also ascribed to St. Luke. He is also believed to create the first icons of the Theotokos, apostles Peter and Paul. Feast days: 18 (31) October, 22 April (5 May).
He is depicted in the Last Judgement scene.