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  • Christmas and the Cost of Discipleship (Pope Benedict's Angelus Talk, Saint Stephen's Day)

    12/26/2005 4:37:53 PM PST · by TaxachusettsMan · 3 replies · 325+ views
    Vatican Information Service ^ | December 26, 2005 | Pope Benedict XVI (in Italian)
    [Unofficial Translation] Dear brothers and sisters! After celebrating the solemnity Christ’s birth yesterday, today we keep the memory of the birth into heaven of Saint Stephen, the first martyr. A particular bond unites these two feasts and is well synthesized in the Ambrosian liturgy by this affirmation: “Yesterday the Savior was born on earth so that Stephen could be born into heaven” (at the Breaking of the Bread. Translator’s note: the Ambrosian liturgy prescribes a proper chant, sometimes called the Confractorium, at the breaking of the Bread, where the Roman Rite prescribes the Agnus Dei). Just as Jesus, on the...
  • Good Prince Vaclav [for St. Stephen's Day, 12/26]

    12/26/2005 11:36:48 AM PST · by sionnsar · 8 replies · 725+ views
    The Confessing Reader ^ | 12/26/2005 | Confessing Reader
    December 26th, 2005 Good King Wenceslas looked out On the feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, Deep and crisp and even; Brightly shone the moon that night, Though the frost was cruel, When a poor man came in sight, Gath’ring winter fuel.‘Hither, page, and stand by me; If thou know’st it, telling - Yonder peasant, who is he? Where and what his dwelling?’ ‘Sire, he lives a good league hence, Underneath the mountain, Right against the forest fence, By St Agnes’ fountain.’‘Bring me flesh, and bring me wine! Bring me pine logs hither! Thou and I will...
  • Catholic Caucus; Daily Mass Readings, 12-26-05, Feast of Saint Stephen, first martyr

    12/26/2005 9:27:26 AM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies · 250+ views American Bible ^ | 12-26-05 | New American Bible
    December 26, 2005Feast of Saint Stephen, first martyr Psalm: Monday 3 Reading IActs 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Stephen, filled with grace and power,was working great wonders and signs among the people.Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,Cyrenians, and Alexandrians,and people from Cilicia and Asia,came forward and debated with Stephen,but they could not withstand the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke. When they heard this, they were infuriated,and they ground their teeth at him.But he, filled with the Holy Spirit,looked up intently to heavenand saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,and he said,“Behold,...
  • St Stephens Day.

    12/26/2004 1:35:16 PM PST · by Little Bill · 15 replies · 748+ views
    Self | Self
    In Old England Christmas was a Religious Observance, gifts were given on Boxing Day, the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian to give his life for the Faith. So for our English, NZ, Canucitanians, Ozites, and parinoid Irishers out there, Happy St. Stephans Day.
  • St. Stephen, the Martyr

    12/26/2005 9:47:39 AM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies · 657+ views ^ | not available | Catholic Forum
    ST. STEPHEN the Martyr Also known asStephen the Deacon Memorial26 DecemberProfileFirst Christian Martyr. Deacon. Preacher. All we know of him is related in the Acts of the Apostles. While preaching the Gospel in the streets, angry Jews who believed his message to be blasphemy dragged him outside the city, and stoned him to death. In the crowd, on the side of the mob, was a man who would later be known as Saint Paul. BornunknownDiedstoned to death c.33CanonizedPre-CongregationName MeaningcrownPatronagecasket makers; coffin makers; deacons; headaches; horses; Kessel, Germany; masons; diocese of Owensboro Kentucky; Passau, Germany; Prato, Italy; stone masonsRepresentation deacon carrying a pile of rocks; deacon with rocks...