The First Deacon
This weekend I am being ordained a transitional deacon (I am transitioning to becoming a priest). Therefore, I thought it appropriate to reflect on one of the first deacons and martyrs, St. Stephen. Shortly after Pentecost, the Apostles chose men who could serve and assist in their ministry, and Stephen was among them. Soon, he began teaching others of Christ, and the Jewish leaders did not like it. In fact, they killed him for teaching about Jesus.
Oftentimes, our world tries to ignore us. But they stop ignoring us when we uphold ...
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