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

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

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.

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

Reliquary of Saint Stephen, part of the insignia and regalia of the Holy Roman Empire, second quarter 9th. Gold, silver, precious stones, probably from Reims. H: 32 cm Inv. XIII, 26

Reliquary of Saint Stephen, part of the insignia and regalia of the Holy Roman Empire, second quarter 9th. Gold, silver, precious stones, probably from Reims. H: 32 cm Inv. XIII, 26

Hans Memling - Saint Stephen - Google Art Project - Category:Paintings by Hans Memling – Wikimedia Commons

Hans Memling - Saint Stephen - Google Art Project - Category:Paintings by Hans Memling – Wikimedia Commons

Master of Saint John and Saint Stephen( Active mid-15th century), Saint John the Baptist and Saint Stephen, circa 1450, Tempera, oil and gold leaf on wood, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Master of Saint John and Saint Stephen( Active mid-15th century), Saint John the Baptist and Saint Stephen, circa 1450, Tempera, oil and gold leaf on wood, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

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…

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