Saint Stephen Necklace for Men - Sterling Silver Medal and Pendant for guys - Father's Day gifts - Engrave the back with custom message
Stephen, traditionally venerated as the protomartyr or first martyr of Christianity, was, according to the Acts of the Apostles, a deacon in the early Church at Jerusalem who angered members of various synagogues by his teachings. Accused of blasphemy at his trial, he made a speech denouncing the Jewish authorities who were sitting in judgment on him and was then stoned to death. Saul of Tarsus, later known as Paul, a Pharisee and Roman citizen who would later become a Christian apostle, participated in Stephen's martyrdom.
The only source for information about Stephen is the New Testament book of the Acts of the Apostles. Stephen is mentioned in Acts 6 as one of the Greek-speaking Hellenistic Jews selected to participate in a fairer distribution of welfare to the Greek-speaking widows.
The Catholic, Anglican, Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox Churches, Lutheran and the Church of the East view Stephen as a saint. Artistic representations often show Stephen with a crown symbolising martyrdom, three stones, martyr's palm frond, censer, and often holding a miniature church building. Stephen is often shown as a young, beardless man with a tonsure, wearing a deacon's vestments.
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Medal: 20mm diameter
Medal: Oxidized Sterling Silver
Chain: 2mm curb chain with lobster clasp 22 inches.
Chain: Oxidized Sterling Silver
Optional engraving for the back of the medal is included. If you don’t want it engraved, just leave the personalization field blank.
Please note that if you do engraved, then the medal can no longer be exchanged nor returned and the sale is final.
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