Our House Teams are named after the four Gospel writers: St Matthew, St Mark, St Luke and St John. Our house captains explain more about why they are such inspirations.
Feastday: October 18
St.Luke was the patron saint of Patron Artists, Physicians and Surgeons.
St. Luke was born in Antioch , Syria and trained as a physician. He wrote some of the longest things in the New Testament . Luke did many works of art of Mary and Jesus . St.Luke is often portrayed as a winged ox and the ox is an animal of sacrifice and also strength .
On October 18 we celebrate the feast day of St. Luke. There are only a few certain facts about St. Luke's life. We know him best as the author of the third gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles.Tradition says Luke lived a long life without marrying and that he died at age eighty-four.
Some of Luke's main themes - prayer, the Holy Spirit, and mercy, suggest that he was a very holy, spiritual man. St Luke also wrote the history of the early church , this is called the Acts of the Apostles .St Luke knew Jesus and visited Jesus in Palestine.
Saint John is the patron Saint of charity. St John is credited with the authorship of three epistles and one Gospel. His life was passed chiefly in Jerusalem; he was the founder of nearly all of the churches in Asia. His feast day is on the 26th September or 27th December. He was the son of Zebedee and Salome, his brother was James who was also another apostle but John was the youngest of them all. They were both given a nick name: the sons of thunder. He was thrown into prison after preaching the word of God without fear of the Romans .St John died aged 94in what is now called Turkey around the year 100. A church was built over his tomb and was later converted to a mosque. The emperor Dometian had put John in his cauldron and boiled him. He came out not even scratched.