I am very grateful for how the Episcopal Church uses the yearly calendar to honor the people in history who have lived their faith in many ways and taken great risk to share God’s good news.
We do not celebrate long before we are reminded that living the good news is filled with risk — because God is making ALL things new!
And so we remember – Stephen… (to learn more click here)
Collect of the Day ~ Stephen, Deacon and Protomartyr
We give you thanks, O Lord of glory, for the example of the first martyr Stephen, who looked up to heaven and prayed for his persecutors to your Son Jesus Christ, who stands at your right hand; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.