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St. Stephen.

Saint Stephen (Greek: Στέφανος/Stephanos) is known as the first martyr of Christianity.

Therefore he is also called the Protomartyr (Greek: Πρωτομάρτυρας/Protomartyras). He is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as in the Eastern Orthodox Church. His feast day was historically kept on August 3. His name means 'laurel wreath' or 'crown' in Greek. His death is described in the Book of Acts, and is remembered on the Feast of St. Stephen, December 26.

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