Saunt Stephen bi Carlo Crivelli
|Deacon and Protomartyr|
Jerusalem, Judaea, Roman Empire
|Veneratit in||Roman Catholic Kirk, Eastren Orthodox Kirk, Oriental Orthodox Kirk, Armenian Apostolic Kirk, Eastren Catholic Kirks, Lutheran Kirk, Anglican Communion|
|Feast||26 December (Wastren)|
27 December (Eastren)
8 Januar (Eastren - Indian Orthodox Kirks)
25 December/6 Januar (Armenian Apostolic an Armenian Catholic Kirks)
|Attributes||stones, dalmatic, censer, miniature kirk, Gospel Book, martyr's palm frond. In Eastren Christianity he eften wears an orarion|
|Patronage||Altar Servers ;Acoma Indian Pueblo; casket makers; Cetona, Italy; deacons; heidaches; horse; Kessel, Belgium; masons; Owensboro, Kentucky; Passau, Germany; Serbie; Republic o Srpska; Prato, Italy |
Stephen or Stephan (Greek: Στέφανος, Stephanos; Laitin: Stephanus), tradeetionally veneratit as the Protomartyr or first martyr o Christianity, wis accordin tae the Acts o the Apostles a deacon in the early kirk at Jerusalem who aroused the enmity o members o various synagogues bi his teachings.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- "St. Stephen the Deacon", St. Stephen Diaconal Community Association, Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester.