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December 2018

St. Stephen

December 27, 2018
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of December, repeating indefinitely

St. Stephen, Protomartyr, Apostle and Archdeacon, was the first of the Seven Deacons, and also the first of the Christian Martyrs.  He was stoned to death A.D. 33 by the Jews (Acts 7.58).  (For the other Feast Day see August 2.) Our venerable father and confessor, Theodore, brother of St. Theophanes, and composer of the Canons.  For his opposition to the Iconoclasts, Theodore was imprisoned, where he died A.D. 842.

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