Saint Stephen's Famous Martyrs

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A martyr is someone who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs. A famous martyr that many people look at in the church today is Saint Stephen. Stephen was often called the protomartyr, or the first martyr of Christianity. Stephen's original name in Greek is given as Stephanos meaning "crown". This is given to him because he is invested with a crown on martyrdom. If you want to learn more about Stephen you can find him in the New Testament in the Acts of Apostles. He is mentioned in Acts as one of the Greek speaking Hellenistic Jews selected to participate in a fairer distribution of welfare to the Greek speaking widows. According to the Acts of the Apostles Saint Stephen was a deacon in the early church at Jerusalem who was
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