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Saint Stephen,

town (1991 pop. 4,931), SW N.B., Canada, on the St. Croix River opposite Calais, Maine. The two towns, connected by an international bridge, form virtually a single community. St. Stephen was founded by Loyalists after the American Revolution.

Stephen, Saint,

d. A.D. 36?, first Christian martyr, stoned at Jerusalem. He was one of the seven deacons. Accused of blasphemy, he was brought before the SanhedrinSanhedrin
, ancient Jewish legal and religious institution in Jerusalem that appears to have exercised the functions of a court between c.63 B.C. and c.A.D. 68. The accounts of it in the Mishna do not correspond to those in Josephus or in the New Testament.
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 in Jerusalem. His speech defending his beliefs further enraged his accusers, who were Hellenistic Jews, and he was taken out and stoned to death. His teachings showed the growing differences between Judaism and the Jewish-Christian community in Jerusalem. Acts 6; 7. Feasts: Martyrdom on Dec. 26; Finding of St. Stephen's Body (415) on Aug. 3.

Stephen, Saint,

or

Stephen I,

975–1038, duke (997–1001) and first king (1001–38) of Hungary, called the Apostle of Hungary. The Hungarian state may be said to date from his reign. Because he continued the Christianization policy of his father, Duke Geza, and followed a pro-German policy, he had to put down revolts by pagan nobles. Married to a German princess, Stephen favored German immigration and modeled his administration on that of the German kings. He divided Hungary into counties, governed by royal officials, to prevent abuses by the nobles. His crown, sent to him by Pope Sylvester II, has remained through the centuries the sacred symbol of Hungarian national existence. (From 1945 to 1978, the crown was in the possession of the United States.) He is the spiritual patron of Hungary. Feast: Sept. 2 (in Hungary, Aug. 20).
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[2] "Jerusalem, my happy home," anonymous hymn dating from the latter part of the sixteenth century, sung to the tune of "St. Stephen." Words derive from St.
Except the knowledge of blazons, that enables me to decipher them, I am very ignorant of heraldry -- I, a count of a fresh creation, fabricated in Tuscany by the aid of a commandery of St. Stephen, and who would not have taken the trouble had I not been told that when you travel much it is necessary.
Twilight was falling when I reached the street; the sky behind St. Stephen's had flushed and blackened like an angry face; the lamps were lit, and under every one I was unreasonable enough to look for Raffles.
St. Stephen did the greatest thing that a monarch could do for his own people: he defended Hungary's independence at a time when submission and self-surrender would have been a more evident choice.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is all set to visit the capital on Tuesday and carry ahead with programmes scheduled earlier, despite the cancellation of an event at Delhi university's St. Stephen's College on August 1.
St. Stephen, whose name in Greek means "wreath" or "crown," is included in the Roman Canon.
Private Equity firm Madison International Realty has acquired a 35.4 percent stake in St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Dublin, from Irish Life Assurance plc for $66 million.
THE MINISTRY of Human Resource Development ( MHRD) on Wednesday sent a notice to Delhi University seeking a report in the alleged molestation case of a St. Stephen,s research scholar.
His funeral will be held Monday, February 2nd from the funeral home with a procession to St. Stephen's Church where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am.
One of the initial battles for Irish independence began on the day after Easter 1916, when rebel forces occupied City Hall and St. Stephen's Green.
A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN St. Stephen's, Scarborough, Ont., and Toronto City Mission has created an afterschool program in an area known for gang violence.
It lists 1058 as the year of death of St. Stephen of Hungary.