St. Luke is symbolized by the winged ox; one of the four living creatures described in the book of the Revelation. (The picture to the right is taken from the new Order of St. Luke t-shirts and is based on the rendering in the Book of Kells.)
Whether at our annual retreat, or in diaspora, as members of the Order of St. Luke, this is the day that we reaffirm our vows to:
Affirm the Apostolic Hope
Live for the Church of Jesus Christ
Magnify the Sacraments
Seek the Sacramental Life
Promote the Corporate Worship of the Church
Accept the call to Service as put forth by the discipline of the Church and the Practice of the Order
Abide by the Rules of the Order and Indicate that Commitment by Study, Service, Gifts and Practice.
The Order of St. Luke is an ecumenical religious order, based in the United Methodist Church, but interdenominational in membership. It is open to clergy and laity, men and women. It is dedicated to "Liturgical and Sacramental Scholarship, Education and Practice." For more information of the Order of St. Luke, I invite you to click on the link provided in the side bare under Religious Orders.