St. Stephen the Protomartyr
Saint Stephen is the first deacons of the church, being blessed with six others to dispense food and supplies to those in need as the Apostles had other pressing duties. He is also the first Christian martyr, a man who was stoned to death for proclaiming Christ to the religious leaders of his day. But, beyond his death being a brave sacrifice and evidence of his deep love for Christ, there are other aspects to his story that should be admired. To read more about the life of Saint Stephen, please read the article, Stephen the Protomartyr.