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Commemorating St. Stephen, the First Martyr

December 26—Feast Day

Commemorating St. Stephen, the First Martyr: December 26—Feast Day

When they deliver you up, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. (Matthew 10:19-20)

After all the celebrations of the Prince of Peace, we are faced with the tale of the first Christian martyr. How sobering a shift! We are...

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