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Stephen (c. AD 5 – c. AD 34) traditionally venerated as the protomartyr or first martyr of Christianity, was according to the Acts of the Apostles a deacon in the early church at Jerusalem who aroused the enmity of members of various synagogues by his teachings. Accused of blasphemy, at his trial, he made a long speech ...


Saint Stephen was one of the first ordained deacons of the Church. He was also the first Christian martyr. The Greek word from which we derive the English word martyr literally means witness. In that ...


December 26. If it weren't for Saint Luke telling us about the selection and martyrdom of Saint Stephen in Acts of the Apostles, we would know nothing about h.


St. Stephen: Saint Stephen, Christian deacon in Jerusalem who was the first Christian martyr.


One of the first deacons and the first Christian martyr; feast on 26 December. 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, ...


Official website of St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.. Features include parish news, Mass and Confessions schedule, bulletins, parish calendar , descriptions of all parish programs, ministries and much more!


Sep 13, 2011 ... The history of Saint Stephen, an early Christian convert who became the first Christian martyr.


Dec 26, 2017 ... Today is the second day in the octave of Christmas. The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Stoned outside Jerusalem, he died praying for his executioners. He was one of the seven deacons who helped the apostles; he was.


Saint Stephen the Martyr Church. Saturday (vigil), 5:00 PM. Sunday, 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM. Sunday (Spanish), 12:30 PM. Monday, 8:30 AM. Tuesday, 8:30 AM. Wednesday, 8:30 AM & 6:30 PM (Spanish). Thursday, 8:30 AM. Friday, 8:30 AM. Holy Hour. Wednesday, 7:00 AM & 8:00 PM. Reconciliation -. Wednesday, 7:00-8 :00 ...