St Stephen the Protomartyr

"Yesterday our king came forth from the virgin’s womb, clothed in a garment of flesh; he entered into the world, that Stephen might enter into heaven." – from the Matins responsory for St Stephen's day (26 Dec). Icon of the Protomartyr from St Stephen's Basilica in Jerusalem, built on the site of his burial. He is shown holding a scroll on which are his final words: "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God." (Acts 7:56)

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Fonte: Lawrence OP

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