St Luke The ancient tradition is that St Luke knew the Blessed Virgin and used her as a source for his gospel. This painting illustrates the tradition. I like the two people on the bridge over the canal in the background. PatheosDwight2008-10-18T08:55:00-04:00October 18th, 2008|Categories: Patheos|2 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInPinterestVkEmail Related Posts The Day I Met Mother Teresa September 5th, 2020 | 7 Comments Explaining Transubstantiation July 28th, 2020 | 0 Comments No Salvation Outside the Church? May 15th, 2020 | 0 Comments Ghosts, Demons and Deliverance April 22nd, 2020 | 3 Comments The Chair of Peter: Furniture Matters… February 22nd, 2020 2 Comments FrGregACCA October 18, 2008 at 9:52 amLog in to Reply Related to this, there is a traditional understanding, in the Christian East, that Luke was the first ikonographer and so made the first ikon of our Blessed Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. kkollwitz October 18, 2008 at 7:10 pmLog in to Reply If you look at a blow-up of this picture, on the extreme right beneath the open book is a bull’s head, the bull being St Luke’s attribute. Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.