Maya Prozorofskaya, the granddaughter of St. Luke the Surgeon, writes:
"Grandfather had an amazing smile. A sweet smile not only with his lips, but one that shown on his whole face. Many times his laughter was contagious. He told funny stories about children and animals. Judging from photographs of him, many perceive that the Saint was serious and austere. But he was not like this. He was sweet, accessible, good, sensitive, compassionate."