Stephen, Saint

(?-c. 35 CE)
   St. Stephen was a learned member of the Jewish community of Jerusalem where, after his conversion to Christianity, he was ordained as deacon. His preaching successes ignited the jealousy of the Jewish elders who, unable to compete with him in religious debate, charged him with blasphemy. During his trial, St. Stephen denounced his accusers for failing to recognize the Holy Spirit. Those assembled dragged him through the city's out-skirts and stoned him to death. With this, St. Stephen became the first Christian to be martyred. The details of his life are rendered in the Chapel of Nicholas V (1448) at the Vatican by Fra Angelico and the choir in Prato Cathedral (1452-1466) by Fra Filippo Lippi.

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