The story of the stoning of Stephen may be found in Acts 6 & 7. He was among the first deacons ordained by the 12 Apostles. He was a man after God’s own heart, an evangelist, an erudite theological historian (an influential speaker), a man of great courage, and he was martyred for speaking the truth. In the Catholic, Lutheran, and Anglican traditions, he is celebrated in the Feast of St. Stephen on the second day of Christmastide.
I am impressed by Stephen’s knowledge of biblical history, his final great sermon, and the courage he displayed before the false accusers who stoned him to death. See the link above for the whole story.
I have penned a haiku which commemorates Stephen’s life. May all glory go to God.
with God’s light glowing
from his rock battered head
he forgave their sins