The Martyrdom of Saint Stephen the Deacon, consented by Saul, before his conversion and love for Christ when he became the Holy Apostle Saint Paul

Acts of the Apostles 7

…But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into Heaven and saw the Glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, “Look! I see the Heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!”


Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord; and they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul. And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not charge them with this sin.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.