St. Luke Archbishop of Simferopol (Icon courtesy of http://www.eikonografos.com/ used with permission)
O herald of the way of salvation, confessor and archpastor of the Crimean flock, faithful keeper of the traditions of the fathers, unshakeable pillar and teacher of Orthodoxy, pray unceasingly to Christ our Saviour to grant salvation and strong faith to Orthodox Christians, O holy hierarch Luke, physician wise in God.
Απολυτίκιον. Ήχος πλ. α'. Τον συνάναρχον λόγον.
Ιατρόν και ποιμένα, Λουκά τιμήσωμεν, * Συμφερουπόλεως ποίμνης, Αρχιερέα λαμπρόν, * τον βαστάσαντα Χριστού τα θεία στίγματα, * τας εξορίας, τα δεινά, * εγκλεισμούς εν φυλακαίς, τας θλίψεις και τα ονείδη, * τον επ' εσχάτων φανέντα, εν τη Ρωσία νέον Άγιον.
Other summaries of St. Luke's life is available in English here: http://www.stjohndc.org/Russian/saints/e_0609_luke_vj.htm, http://orthodoxwiki.org/Luke_(Voino-Yasenetsky)_of_Simferopol_and_Crimea, and http://www.impantokratoros.gr/st_luke_doctor.en.aspx.
“Continue your path with courage, with much courage. Let your heart rejoice in the Lord, and He will grant it all nourishments [lit. vitamins] and all energy that is needed so that it does not collapse. Nothing should seem difficult to you.”
“Remember, remember my beloved child, that all of the happenings of our life are part of the utterly unknown economy of God.”
Pilgrimages of the Saint
-A talk by Fr. Nektarios Antonopoulos on St. Luke (in Greek): http://www.i-m-patron.gr/news1/news_2010/260410_osios_loukas_nekt_antwnvid.html. The transcript of the talk in English and Greek is available here, respectively: http://www.impantokratoros.gr/st_luke_doctor.en.aspx, http://www.impantokratoros.gr/agios_loukas_symferoupoleos.el.aspx.
-Another page about St. Luke in Greek, summarizing his life: http://orthodox-world.pblogs.gr/2008/05/o-agios-loykas-symferoypolews-enas-syghronos-megalos-agios.html.
-Paraklesis to St. Luke of Simferopol (in Greek) chanted by the Fathers of the Monastery of Panagia Dobra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lug3f_UEX7E.
Prayer of the Sick to St. Luke of Simferopol (amateur translation)
O holy Hierarch, confessor, teacher of the truth and unmercenary physician Luke, we bend the knees of our souls and bodies and fall before your precious and healing relics, and we entreat you, as children to their father. Hearken unto us sinners, O precious father, and present our entreaty to the merciful God Who loves mankind, for you are before Him with all the saints. We believe that you love us for with this love you loved your brothers during your earthly life.
For using the art of medicine, you healed all manner of illnesses of the sick, with the help of grace. And after your sacred repose, the Master of all showed your grace-flowing relics to be a spring of healing. For various diseases are healed, and power is granted to those who piously embrace them and entreat your divine intercession.
Therefore we entreat you and fervently ask of you, who were granted the grace of healing: visit and heal our sick and terribly needy brother/sister/bretherin (name) from his/her/their continuing sickness.
All-precious and most-holy father Luke, the steady hope of the sick and troubled, do not neglect to grant our brother/sister/bretherin (name) healing and all good things.
That we might with you glorify the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, the one godhead and kingdom, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.