The cross and crown of the badge of the Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary I class Belonged to Emperor Nicholas I. Austria-Hungary, first half of the XIXth century. Gold; punching, engraving, enamel on guilloche

The cross and crown of the badge of the Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary I class Belonged to Emperor Nicholas I. Austria-Hungary, first half of the XIXth century. Gold; punching, engraving, enamel on guilloche

St. Stephen, his name means "crown," and he was the first disciple of Jesus to receive the martyr's crown

St. Stephen, his name means "crown," and he was the first disciple of Jesus to receive the martyr's crown

Saint Stephen Protomartyr, ca. 1300 Byzantine Turkey or Greece, Istanbul (Constantinople) or Thessaloniki Tempera and gold leaf on wood 10 1/2 × 8 7/8 × 1 in. (26.7 × 22.5 × 2.5 cm) Painting 1985-057.03 DJ

Saint Stephen Protomartyr, ca. 1300 Byzantine Turkey or Greece, Istanbul (Constantinople) or Thessaloniki Tempera and gold leaf on wood 10 1/2 × 8 7/8 × 1 in. (26.7 × 22.5 × 2.5 cm) Painting 1985-057.03 DJ

Pray4Us2day #Saint Stephen of Hungary (Aug. 16) - First King of Hungary; without an heir, on his deathbed he gave his crown and kingdom to the Virgin Mary who, technically, remains its Queen.

Pray4Us2day #Saint Stephen of Hungary (Aug. 16) - First King of Hungary; without an heir, on his deathbed he gave his crown and kingdom to the Virgin Mary who, technically, remains its Queen.

A contemporary Serbian Orthodox icon of Saint Stephen, deacon and protomartyr.

Saint Stephen, the First Martyr and First Deacon

The king's right hand, known as the Holy Right, is kept as a relic. Hungarians interpreted the incorruptibility of his right arm and hand - with which he had held the Holy Crown aloft from his deathbed when asking Virgin Mary to be the Queen of the Hungarians - as a sign that the Blessed Virgin Mary had accepted the king's offer to her of the Hungarian people, and she remains officially their queen. The incorrupt arm was divided among European royalty, but the Holy Right of King Saint…

The king's right hand, known as the Holy Right, is kept as a relic. Hungarians interpreted the incorruptibility of his right arm and hand - with which he had held the Holy Crown aloft from his deathbed when asking Virgin Mary to be the Queen of the Hungarians - as a sign that the Blessed Virgin Mary had accepted the king's offer to her of the Hungarian people, and she remains officially their queen. The incorrupt arm was divided among European royalty, but the Holy Right of King Saint…

Saint Stephen  --  Late 15th Century  --  German  --  Wood with paint  --  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saint Stephen -- Late 15th Century -- German -- Wood with paint -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saint Stephen 7/8" Round Sterling Silver Medal

Saint Stephen 7/8" Round Sterling Silver Medal

March 31 Today is the feast day of Saint Stephen of Mar Saba.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Stephen was a nephew of John of Damascus who spent a half-century as a monk in the convent of Mar Saba overlooking the Kidron Valley in the West Bank, east of Bethlehem. Entering the monastery to train with his uncle when he was just 10 years old, Stephen was the youngest to do so (as traditionally, men were not allowed into the monastery until they were old enough to grow a beard.) Saint Stephen trained…

March 31 Today is the feast day of Saint Stephen of Mar Saba. Ora pro nobis. Saint Stephen was a nephew of John of Damascus who spent a half-century as a monk in the convent of Mar Saba overlooking the Kidron Valley in the West Bank, east of Bethlehem. Entering the monastery to train with his uncle when he was just 10 years old, Stephen was the youngest to do so (as traditionally, men were not allowed into the monastery until they were old enough to grow a beard.) Saint Stephen trained…

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