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Saturday, 26 December 2015

26th December - Stephen the Martyr


Stephen, the first Christian martyr. He was a Deacon and a preacher. While preaching the Gospel in the streets, angry Jews, who believed his message to be blasphemy, dragged him outside the city and stoned him to death. In the crowd, on the side of the mob, was a man who would later be known as St Paul the Apostle. Patron against headaches and patron of brick layer, casket makers, coffin makers, deacons, horses & stone masons.