Saint Luke the evangelist (toom)

The gospel that bears his name thoroughly describes the prehistory of the birth of Jesus and demonstrates that everything in this world will be fulfilled as expected in Jesus Christ. Luke also wrote down all of the convictions of the greatest missionary, the apostle Paul, and the events of his life. According to tradition, Luke also painted the Virgin Mary and Jesus.

The attribute of Luke is a (winged) ox, evidently because he stressed Christ as priest in his gospel, and because the ox is a symbol of sacrifice. The symbols of Luke as an evangelist are  a writing quill (lost from the sculpture) and a book.

St. Luke’s Day, ‘luukapäev’, is 18 October in the folk calendar.

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