26 December c34-35 – Saint Stephen

Saint Stephen

Saint Stephen

Saint Stephen was canonised after he was stoned to death for allegedly blaspheming against Moses and God circa 34 to 35AD.

He was tried for speaking out against the Law of the Jerusalem.

Feast of Stephen

One of the saint’s two feast days falls on 26 December, which led to his immortalisation in the lyrics of the Christmas carol ‘Good King Wenceleslas’. His other feast day falls on 20 January.

Also on this day

26 December 1900 – James Bergin

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