Who Was Theophilus?

Gospel of Luke

Who was Theophilus? And why does the evangelist Luke talk about him so much?Theophilus' name came up last week, in the first reading for the Feast of the Ascension. In the introduction to the Acts of the Apostles, which is read for the Ascension, Luke writes: In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. To them he … [Read more...]


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