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Stephen was arrested, not without some violence it seems (the Greek word synerpasan implies so much), and dragged before the Sanhedrin, where he was accused of saying that "Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place [the temple], and shall change the traditions which Moses delivered unto us" (vi, 12 14).
Stephen's answer (Acts 7) was a long recital of the mercies of God towards Israel during its long history and of the ungratefulness by which, throughout, Israel repaid these mercies.
Stephen's stoning does not appear in the narrative of the Acts as a deed of mob violence; it must have been looked upon by those who took part in it as the carrying out of the law.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14286b.htm   (932 words)

 Saint Stephen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Saint Stephen, Protomartyr, depicted by Carlo Crivelli in 1476 with three stones and the martyrs' palm.
Saint Stephen is known as the Protomartyr, or first martyr, of Christianity and is venerated as a saint of the Catholic Church.
Saint Stephen is traditionally invested with a crown of martyrdom for Christianity and is often depicted in art with three stones and the martyrs' palm.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Saint_Stephen   (409 words)

 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of April 17
Saint Landry was the eldest of the saintly children of SS.
Saint Gerald of Aurillac, was a canon of Saint Julian's Church at Brioude.
Saint Stephen, one of the founders of the Cistercians, was an Englishman of unknown parentage.
www.saintpatrickdc.org /ss/0417.htm   (3565 words)

 Domestic-Church.Com: Saint Profile: Saint Stephen
Saint Stephen was one of the deacons chosen.
Stephen spoke with such elegance and wisdom that many converted, and this raised the ire of the elders of the synagogue.
Stephen implored the Lord to receive his spirit, and that his killers not be condemned for their act.
www.domestic-church.com /CONTENT.DCC/19971201/SAINTS/STSTEVN.HTM   (1214 words)

 Patron Saints Index: Saint Stephen the Martyr
In Sweden, the holy deacon was changed by early legend into the figure of a native saint, a stable boy who is said to have been killed by the pagans in Helsingland.
In some parts of the British Isles, Saint Stephen's Day is the occasion for boys (the Wren Boys) to go from house to house, one of them carrying a dead wren on a branch decorated with all kinds of gay, streaming ribbons.
The wren is "stoned" to death in memory of Saint Stephen's martyrdom.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/saints04.htm   (1319 words)

 St. Stephen
Stephen met the insurgents himself, having prepared for battle by fasting, almsdeeds, and prayer, and invoking the aid of St. Martin of Tours, whom he had chosen as his patron.
Stephen straightway had a number of the Magyars hanged along the frontier, as a warning that well-intentioned strangers must not be molested.
Stephen died on the feast of the Assumption, 1038.
www.ewtn.com /library/MARY/STEPHEN.htm   (1880 words)

 St Stephens Church
Stephen's Catholic Church is a community of faith committed to justice, inclusion, and service.
Stephen's Human Services aids those who are homeless or living in extreme poverty with shelter, housing, employment, and recovery services.
Stephen's is located just south of downtown Minneapolis and serves one of the poorest neighborhoods in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
www.ststephenscommunity.org   (86 words)

 Saints of December 26
Stephen's feast was kept in both the East and West at least from the 4th century.
Stephen's relics were taken to Jerusalem, the others left at Kafr Gamala, which is about 20 miles from the northern gate of Jerusalem.
Saint Samson of Dol, this Irish saint planted himself in the land of Wales, first as a hermit, where he founded a church at Glamorganshire and bore good fruit.
www.saintpatrickdc.org /ss/1226.htm   (1692 words)

 Saint Stephen - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
Saint Stephen is the protomartyr or first martyr of Christianity and is considered a saint of the Roman Catholic Church and its Eastern Rite, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Church of England and its Anglican Communion among other religious denominations.
The Feast of Saint Stephen is celebrated on December 26 in the Western Church and December 27 in the Eastern Church.
Biblical tradition tells the story of how Saint Stephen was tried by the Sanhedrin for blasphemy and then received death by stoning; the execution was said to be overseen by the future Saint Paul during his days as a persecutor.
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The Bishop of Carthage entreats Stephen to imitate his martyred predecessors, and to instruct the bishops of Gaul to condemn Marcian, and to elect another bishop in his stead.
At the same time they were at pains to point out that Stephen had acted as he had done because "situated at a distance, and ignorant of the true facts of the case" he had been deceived by Basilides.
Stephen, however, is said by the "Liber Pontificalis" to have ordained that the vestments which had been used for ecclesiastical purposes were not to be employed for daily wear.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14288a.htm   (690 words)

 St. Stephen
Stephen was prepared to engage in controversy with them, eager to point out that, according to the Master, the old law had been superseded.
It was in a certain synagogue of Jews "called that of the Freedmen, and of the Cyrenians and of the Alexandrians and of those from Cilicia and the province of Asia" that Stephen chiefly disputed.
Stephen, full of "grace and fortitude" to the very end, met the great test without flinching, praying the Lord to receive his spirit and not to lay this sin against the people.
www.ewtn.com /library/MARY/STEPHEN2.htm   (855 words)

 Stephen I of Hungary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in the town of Esztergom, Vajk was baptized, as a precondition of accepting the crown from Rome, at age 10 by Saint Adalbert of Prague and given the baptismal name Stephen (in honour of the original early Christian Saint Stephen, protector of the church at Passau).
Stephen intended to retire to a life of holy contemplation and hand the kingdom over to his only surviving son Imre, but in 1031 Imre was wounded in a hunting accident and died.
Stephen was canonized by Pope Gregory VII as Saint Stephen of Hungary in 1083, along with his son, Saint Imre and Bishop Gerhard (Gerard Sagredo; Saint Gellert).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stephen_I_of_Hungary   (1249 words)

 Stephen I Saint (pope) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Stephen I, Saint (pope) (200?-257), pope known for defending papal supremacy and the validity of baptism by heretics.
The title of Pope is given to the bishop of Rome who is the head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Stephen I (king) (975?-1038), Hungarian monarch, first king of Hungary, and founder of the Árpád dynasty.
encarta.msn.com /Stephen_I_Saint_(pope).html   (206 words)

 St. Stephen the Martyr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
That St. Stephen was a Jew is unquestionable, and he probably was a Hellenist of the Dispersion, who spoke Greek.
Stephen spoke with such wisdom and spirit that his hearers were unable to resist him, and a plot was laid by the elders of certain synagogues in Jerusalem.
The whole assembly raged at Stephen, but he, being full of the Holy Spirit and looking up steadfastly to the heavens, saw them opened and beheld the glory of God and the Saviour standing at the right hand of the Father.
www.byzantines.net /StStephen/StStephen.htm   (434 words)

 St, Stephen, Deacon and Martyr
We give thee thanks, O Lord of glory, for the example of the first martyr Stephen, who looked up to heaven and prayed for his persecutors to thy Son Jesus Christ, who standeth at thy right hand: where he liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting.
All that we know about Stephen the Protomartyr (that is, the first martyr of the Christian Church) is found in chapters 6 and 7 of the Book of Acts.
Stephen was an eloquent and fiery speaker, and a provocative one.
www.satucket.com /lectionary/Stephen.htm   (359 words)

 The Annotated "St. Stephen"
A deconstruction of "Saint Stephen" by Dave Blackburn.
Stephen (from the Greek for 'crown') was a Hellenist, one of the Greek-speaking Jews of the Diaspora...." He was the first ordained by the Apostles as one of seven deacons.
A very interesting discussion regarding the possible identity of St. Stephen as Stephen Gaskin is to be found on the "Deadlit" conference, topic 84, on the WELL.
arts.ucsc.edu /gdead/agdl/stephen.html   (1813 words)

 Patron Saints Index: Saint Stephen of Hungary
Married Saint Gisela, sister of emperor Saint Henry II.
Stephen united the Magyars into a single nation, suppressing revolts led by pagan nobles.
Father of Saint Emeric; brought Saint Gerard Sagredo to tutor his son.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/saints11.htm   (234 words)

 Lives of the Saints, December 26, Saint Stephen
The Jewish origin of Saint Stephen is universally acknowledged; he is known and loved everywhere as the first follower of Christ to give to his martyred God love for love, blood for blood.
Stephen manifested all the qualities one could wish for in a minister of charity and of the Gospel.
Some believe he was the cousin of Saul, later Saint Paul; in any case, the latter, still a fire-breathing Pharisee, took offense at his boldness and presided at the scene of his martyrdom by stoning.
magnificat.ca /cal/engl/12-26.htm   (578 words)

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All Saint's Day is one of the seven principal feasts of the church.
We are reminded that the saints still support us by their witness and example and surround us with their love and prayers.
Stephen's Church has some suggestions about what you ought to be telling them.
www.saintstephenschenectady.org   (670 words)

 Home: St. Stephen Cathedral
Saint Stephen is an active and vibrant parish offering a full range of ministries, services, and activities.
Many parishioners are involved in the parish's organizations and committees, such as the religious education program, ministry to the sick and homebound, or one of the pastoral committees.
Stephen Cathedral is pleased to announce that nursery services are available every Sunday at the 11:00 mass.
www.ststephencathedral.org   (730 words)

 NOBLE Web: St. Stephen's Day
In Ireland, St. Stephen's Day is the day for "Hunting the Wren" or "Going on the Wren." Originally, groups of small boys would hunt for a wren, and then chase the bird until they either caught it or it died from exhaustion.
Early in the morning of St. Stephen's Day, the wren was carried from house to house by the boys, who wore straw masks or flened their faces with burnt cork, and dressed in old clothes (often women's dresses.) At each house, the boys sing the Wren Boys' song.
One is that St. Stephen, hiding from his enemies in a bush, was betrayed by a chattering wren.
www.noblenet.org /year/ststephen.html   (730 words)

 Saint Stephen's Day, St. Stephen's Day, St Stephens Day, Saint Stephens Day: Winter Festivals. Irish Festivals.Net The ...
Stephen's Day is a national holiday in Ireland, but, the celebrations have little connection to the Saint.
In Ireland, St. Stephen's Day is the day for "Hunting the Wren" or "Going on the Wren." Originally, groups of small boys would hunt for a wren, and then chase the bird until they either have caught it or it has died from exhaustion.
Early in the morning of St. Stephen's Day, the wren was carried from house to house by the boys, who wore straw masks or flened their faces with burnt cork, and dressed in old clothes.
www.irishfestivals.net /saintstephensday.htm   (475 words)

 Saint Stephen Was A Clerk
The same miracle is related as having occurred to prove the innocence of persons falsely accused, and is found in the legends of Spain, Brittany, Italy, and Sclavonian countries.
The same miracle is related as having occurred to prove the innocence of persons falsely accused, and is found in the legends of Spain Brittany, Italy, and Slavonian countries.
The parents of the boys were worried and appealed to Saint Nicholas who searched the road until he came to the inn.
www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com /Hymns_and_Carols/saint_stephen_was_a_clerk.htm   (1074 words)

 Saint Dominic Church, Southington, Connecticut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Stephen Ministry is an inter-denominational network of care that exists in churches throughout the Southington area and across the country.
As Christian care givers, Stephen Ministers come together and complete 50+ hours of initial training and later continue their studies as a group through bi-weekly education meetings for the duration of their service.
This enables Stephen Ministers to foster their ability to provide one-to-one, quality Christian care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, and others facing a crisis or life challenge.
www.saintdominicchurch.com /stephenministry.htm   (542 words)

 St Stephen Lutheran Church, Williamsburg VA
Stephen Lutheran Church welcomes you to come and worship with us in the heart of Williamsburg.
Stephen is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Stephen Lutheran Church offers many opportunities to respond to God’s call through Worship which incorporates the music of choirs and congregational participation of lay members, readers, ushers, and other activities.
www.saintstephenlutheran.net   (231 words)

 St. Stephen - Catholic Online
Stephen's name means "crown," and he was the first disciple of Jesus to receive the martyr's crown.
Stephen was a deacon in the early Christian Church.
The saint prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!" Then he fell to his knees and begged God not to punish his enemies for killing him.
www.catholic.org /saints/saint.php?saint_id=137   (608 words)

 About Us
Saint Stephen’s remembers that The Book of Acts records Stephen’s love for God and how he showed that love in service to others and in sharing the truth.
Starting in downtown Wilmington, and moving to our present location in 1929, Saint Stephen’s has been a place of welcome to all who have come through its doors.
Saint Stephen’s is a congregation of the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
www.saintstephenslutheranchurch.org   (572 words)

 Feast Day of Saint Stephen
It may be that they will listen, all of them, and will turn from their evil way, that I may change my mind about the disaster that I intend to bring on them because of their evil doings.
While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he died.
The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.
www.ststephenserwin.org /feast_day_of_saint_stephen.htm   (1144 words)

 St. Stephen - Saint of the Day - American Catholic
All we know of Stephen is found in Acts of the Apostles, chapters six and seven.
Acts says that Stephen was a man filled with grace and power, who worked great wonders among the people.
Stephen died as Jesus did: falsely accused, brought to unjust condemnation because he spoke the truth fearlessly.
www.americancatholic.org /Features/SaintOfDay/default.asp?id=1241   (354 words)

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