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Category:Saint Stephen

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Stephen was one of the first deacons and the first Christian martyr; his day is celebrated as a feast on December 26. In the Acts of the Apostles the name of St. Stephen occurs for the first time on the occasion of the appointment of the first deacons (Acts 6:5). Dissatisfaction concerning the distribution of alms from the community's fund having arisen in the Church, seven men were selected and specially ordained by the Apostles to take care of the temporal relief of the poorer members. Of these seven, Stephen is the first mentioned and the best known. He was stoned to death after he was accused before the Sanhedrin, probably about the year 37.

Saint Stephen - Deacon - Protomartyr
Died: c. 34, Jerusalem
Honored in:
Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Oriental Orthodox Church
Eastern Catholic Churches
Lutheran Church
Anglican Church
Ukrainian Catholic Church
Feast: 26 December (Western) 27 December (Eastern)
Attributes: stones, dalmatic, censer, miniature church, Gospel Book, martyr's palm, orarion
Patronage: casket makers; deacons; Altar Servers; headaches; horses; masons; Serbia

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