This image of Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ, was painted by St. Luke. It was carried by St. Thomas the apostle to India about one thousand, nine hundred and fifty years ago. Today, Mary continues to be venerated through this painting. It is kept at the main altar in the Church of Mount St. Thomas in Madras, India, the place where St. Thomas was martyred
Preface by the (late) Archbishop of Cyprus, Makarios IIIThe Holy, Royal and Stavropygiac Monastery of Kykko is for the people of Cyprus not only an important religious institution and a place of pious Christian worship but also a wider national, spiritual and moral symbol, inextricably woven with a long tradition and history.Hallowed by the sweet figure of the Mother of God, invested with the imperial protection of Byzantium and strengthened with privilege granted by the Byzantine overlords of Cyprus, the Monastery of Kykko has been the holy Ark in which the miraculous icon of the Mother of God, which according to tradition was painted by St. Luke himself, has been preserved.
Saint Luke the Evangelist
It is the most revered one in Chilandar, and the most significant icon for the Serbian people. According to legend, it belongs to the icons painted by the Apostle and Evangelist St. Luke, the first Christian painter.
Tradition says the apostle Luke painted this image of Mary, mother of Jesus, from memory. Inside the Church of 100 Gates, Paros.[this church initially built in the 4th century AD.:]In the Justinian period (6th century) the palaeochristian parts were altered and the basilica was rebuilt,
The main attraction of the church is the icon of Holy Mary holding Christ
After all of the additions and alterations. the Ekantontapiliani became complex as it had palaeochristian, Byzantine, and post-Byzantine cycladic architectural characteristics. The first Christians chose the area of the ancient temple to build the first building, even before Konstantinos and Justinian used some of its marble parts for their own building. As a result, the church bears evidence of all the eras of the Greek civilization, from ancient times to today.. They were used as a bunker and the Vaptistirion, the place where the marble cross-shaped typescript is situated. Christians of old age were christened there until the 4th century. Later on, the christening of infants became a custom
Verkhny Garad Cathedral;Minsk, Belarus
Construction of the original church began in 1628 ;
The cathedrals most sacred relic is the Icon of the Blessed Virgin of Minsk supposedly painted by the Apostle Luke and blessed by the virgin herself with the words "Devine mercy may fall on these images". It was a given to the city of Kiev in 998 by Prince Vladimir following his conversion. It was later stolen by raiding Tatars, stripped of its ornamentation and tossed into the River Dnieper. It reemerged from the Svisloch River in Minsk on the city’s patron saint’s day August 26th 1500
Historical documents on ancient Mount Athos history are very few. It is certain that monks have been there since the 4th century, and possibly since the 3rd. During Constantine I's reign (324–337) both Christians and pagans were living there. During the reign of Julian the Apostate (361–363), the churches of Mount Athos were destroyed, and Christians hid in the woods and inaccessible places. Later, during Theodosius I's reign (383–395), the pagan temples were destroyed. The lexicographer Hesychius of Alexandria states that in the 5th century there was still a temple and a statue of "Zeus Athonite". After the Islamic conquest of Egypt in the 7th century, many orthodox monks from the Egyptian desert tried to find another calm place; some of them came to the Athos peninsula. An ancient document states that monks
The Black Madonna of Częstochowa Poland [History:-The icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa has been intimately associated with Poland for the past six hundred years. Its history prior to its arrival in Poland is shrouded in numerous legends which trace the icon's origin to St. Luke who painted it on a cypress table top from the house of the Holy Family.Ukrainian sources state that it was taken by Władysław Opolski from the Castle of Belz, when the town was incorporated into the Polish kingdom and that earlier in its history it was brought to Belz with much ceremony and honors by Knyaz Lev I of Galicia
 The Jasna Góra Monastery,poland
icon is displayed in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.About 1131 the Greek Patriarch Luke Chrysoberges of Constantinople sent the icon as a gift to Grand Duke Yury Dolgoruky of Kiev. The image was kept in the Mezhyhirskyi Monastery until Dolgoruky's son Andrey Bogolyubskiy brought it to his favourite city, Vladimir, in 1155.In 1395, during Tamerlane's invasion, the image was taken from Vladimir to the new capital of Moscow. The spot where people and the ruling prince met the icon is commemorated by the Sretensky Monastery. Vasili I of Moscow spent a night crying over the icon, and Tamerlane's armies retreated the same day.In December 1941, as the Germans approached Moscow, Stalin allegedly ordered that the icon be placed in an airplane and flown around the besieged capital. Several days later, the German army started to retreat
 St. Luke’s Icon has resided in St. Mary Major Basilica, Rome, for about 1,700 years.
The Icon was written directly onto a three foot by five foot cedar plank, believed to be part of a table that Jesus had originally hand crafted during his time in Nazareth. When Mary went to stay with St. John, in Ephesus (a town located in southwestern Turkey) the table evidently made the trip, as well.
Lost for over 200 years, the Icon was discovered by St. Helena (mother of Emperor Constantine) in Jerusalem, buried near the True Cross, on or about the year 326 AD.
The title of the Icon is Salus Populi Romani (“Protectoress of the Roman People”). It is the only major Icon attributed to Saint Luke (who is also the writer of the Gospel bearing his name, “the Acts of the Apostles” and most of St. Paul’s epistles.)
St. Luke is also believed to have been a physician (medical doctor).
Tradition and history informs us that St. Luke’s Icon has resided in St. Mary Major Basilica, Rome, for about 1,700 years.
Now I’m not sure if Luke did one painting of her or many, but there are churches all over the globe that claim to have a St. Luke painting of the Madonna, and these images have been revered for hundreds of years with lots of stories about miracles, healings, and deliverance from wars and disease. In the Middle Ages, people made pilgrimages to visit these paintings which were just as venerated as the relics of any saint.
Well, Venice has not one but three icons that were supposedly painted by St. Luke. One is the Madonna Nikopeia in the Basilica di San Marco (that’s her in the photo above), the second is the Madonna de Pace icon in San Zanipolo, and the third is the Virgin Mesopanditissa icon on the high altar of Santa Maria della Salute.
PAINTINGS OF ST LUKE PAINTING MARY AND CHRIST:-
Saint Luke the Evangelist
Antioch, Syria, Roman Empire Died c. 84]
Antioch, Syria, Roman Empire Died c. 84]
Luke the Evangelist painting the first icon of the Virgin Mary.[Author Anonimous ]
Saint Luke Triptych Derick Baegert-about 1480
st luke painting the virgin -wood cut-author unknown
st luke painting virgin-author -el Greco
st luke painting virgin- by georgio vassari
Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin by Weyden , Rogier , van der ( ca . 1399 1464 ) , The Netherlands , 15th century . State Hermitage , St . Petersburg
This is the Basilica di S. Giustina in Padova.
It's located on the side of a gorgeous park called the Prato della Valle in the city center.
The tomb of St. Luke is located in this church, as seen in the photo.
Icon of the Virgin and Child, Church of the Holy Sepulchre.