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St. Stephen’s day – reflection

Today is the second day in the octave of Christmas. The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. He was one of the seven deacons who helped the apostles; he was "filled with faith and with the Holy Spirit," and was "full of fortitude." The deacon Stephen, has always been the object of very special veneration by the faithful. The account in the Acts of the Apostles relating his arrest and the accusations brought against him emphasize the parallel with our Savior’s trial; he was stoned outside the city wall and died, like his Master praying for his executioners. Continue reading St. Stephen’s day – reflection