Thursday, October 18, 2012

St Luke's Day

Thursday 18th October 2012
St Luke represented in a window of Bellingham parish church
The book and quill pen above his head are a reminder that he was one of the Gospel writers.  Each of the four evangelists has a traditional symbol, Luke's being the ox.  This may be because it is Luke's Gospel that tells of the sacrifice in the temple at the beginning of Jesus' life.
  At the morning celebration of Holy Communion, we remembered not only his role as evengelist but also his life as a doctor.  We offered laying-on of hands with prayer for health and wholeness, as well as praying for all the people mentioned in the requests fixed to the church "prayer tree".
     I had a meeting with the licensed Reader after the service and in the evening talked various things over with a parishioner who came to see me.

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