Saturday, July 31, 2021 UTC

DEC 27: COMMEMORATION OF ST. STEPHEN PROTOMARTYR (SIMPLE HOLY DAY)

StStephenMartyr The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. The Holy Spirit worked powerfully through his faith, enabling him to perform many miracles and always defeat the Jews who would dispute with him. He was stoned outside Jerusalem for blasphemy and died praying for his executioners as witnessed by the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. John the Theologian. He was one of the seven deacons who helped the apostles.