St. Stephen -protomartyr

St Stephen BiographySaint (d. c. 36) Acts 7:54-60 New International Version (NIV) The Stoning of Stephen 54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he [...]

Clement of Alexandria 4 December

Clement of Alexandria Clement from Les vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes illustres grecz, latins et payens(1584) by André Thévet For the life of Clement please visit - And: Also: Church Father, Theologian Born   c. 150   Athens Died  c. 215  Jerusalem Venerated in     Oriental Orthodox Church, Eastern Catholic Churches,Anglican Communion Canonized Pre-congregation Feast 4 December (Eastern Catholicism, Anglicanism) [...]

St Stephen 26 December 2017 -2

Stephen /ˈstiːvən/ (Greek: Στέφανος Stéphanos, meaning "wreath, crown" and by extension "reward, honor", often given as a title rather than as a name), (c. AD 5 - c. AD 34) traditionally venerated as the Protomartyr or first martyr of Christianity,[1] 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 [...]

St Stephen 26 December 2017

Deacon and Protomartyr Born A.D. 5 Died A.D. 34 Jerusalem, Judaea, Roman Empire Venerated in Roman Catholic Church Eastern Catholic Church Eastern Orthodox Church Oriental Orthodox Church Assyrian Church of the East Armenian Apostolic Church Eastern Catholic Churches Lutheranism Anglican CommunionFeast  26 December (Western) 27 December (Eastern) 9 January (Eastern Orthodox Churches) 25 December/7 January (Armenian Apostolic and [...]


  PRAYER MEDITATION OF THE DAY – ST VINCENT OF SARAGOSSA 22 JAN ST VINCENT OF SARAGOSSA +304 “In the world, you will have affliction. But take courage, I have overcome the world.” – Jn 16:33 REFLECTION: When we feel too bold, let us remember our feebleness. When we feel too weak, let us remember Christ’s strength. [...]

Orthodox-Commemoration of the Holy Protomartyrs of China, – (11th June)24th November 2016

Image Source: Martyrs of China – Saints Resource MONTH OF JUNE THE 11TH DAY Commemoration of the Holy Protomartyrs of China, Slain during the Boxer Rebellion AT LITTLE VESPERS On “Lord, I have cried…”, 4 stichera, in Tone I: Spec. Mel.: “Joy of the ranks of heaven…”— From Christ, the Judge of the contest, have [...]