Thursday, December 13, 2012

St Stephen



St Stephen
50x50 cm
Giclée print on canvas
2012 


model: Steve Williams

Saint  Stephen  was the first martyr of the New Testament.
The protomartyr of Christianity, is venerated as a saint in the Anglican, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox Churches.
Stephen's name is derived from the Greek language Stephanos, meaning "crown". 
Traditionally, Stephen is invested with a crown of martyrdom.
He is often depicted in art with stones and the martyrs' palm.
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