Saint Luke is a very unusual person. During his lifetime, he helped in healing from many diseases and continues to heal to this day, because the icons with his image have miraculous power.
Saint Luke - who is he
Saint Luke was canonized only in 1995, but he was asked for healing and was revered as a great healer long before the Orthodox Church recognized him as a saint.
Saint Luke, née Valentine Voino-Yasnetsky, was the son of a pharmacist. After graduating from the Kiev Medical Faculty, in 1904, he was sent to the Far East, where the Russo-Japanese War was going on. It was there that the young doctor received his first experience in performing surgical operations.
Before each operation, Valentine asked for God's mercy both for himself and for the patient, and in his life his name of the Lord was always on his lips. When his wife died of pulmonary tuberculosis in 1917, Valentin completely went into work and religion, spoke at meetings of theologians many times, and then took holy orders. For his ardent adherence to Christianity, Valentin was condemned three times by the Soviet authorities to exile, but even there he continued to heal, performed the most complex surgical operations in completely unsuitable conditions for this.
In 1942, Luke was ordained archbishop, and a little later, for achievements in medicine, he was even awarded the Stalin Prize.
What diseases does the icon with the face of St. Luke heal?
Pilgrims and supplicants come to the icon with the face of St. Luke with a variety of troubles. It is known for certain, and there are many confirmations of this, that it helps in healing both spiritual and physical ailments.
Pregnant women ask for health for themselves and for the baby, young mothers pray for the health of the child who has given birth. Many come from afar to worship the icon of St. Luke and ask for help for relatives and friends who are undergoing treatment for serious illnesses.
His help is especially tangible for those who need complex surgical operations. After turning to the icon of St. Luke, many patients noted a significant improvement in their condition, the operations were successful, and in some cases were canceled altogether, and even medical workers admitted that miraculous healing took place without their intervention.
Miraculous facts related to the icon of St. Luke
The miraculous power of this icon is confirmed by real facts from life. For example, in Dnepropetrovsk, the victims of the accident recovered just after the icon with the face of St. Luke and parts of his relics were delivered to their ward.
The Greek doctor, already after realizing that medical means could not save the Muslim family from poisoning, begged for healing for them from the icon of St. Luke.