Thursday, October 18, 2012
Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the events that have been fulfilled among us,just as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning and ministers of the word have handed them down to us,I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down in an orderly sequence for you, most excellent Theophilus,so that you may realize the certainty of the teachings you have received.
"Theophilus" is Greek for "beloved by God" or simply "a friend of God". For my own part I like to think that if Plain Catholics were not called "Plain Catholics" another good name for us would be Theophilos Catholicós (καθολικός) because our love of God impels us to put His Will first and seek His Friendship.
For all we pray you have a blessed St. Luke's feast day.