Questions tagged [stephen]

For questions pertaining to to the person of St. Stephen, the first martyr or the Early Church.

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Is there a sense in which Stephen was the first Catholic saint? [closed]

I was told that St. Stephen was the first saint but read that Ulrich of Augsburg was the first to be officially canonized. Chronologically, however, shouldn't Joseph or John the Baptist be the first ...
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What were the three miracles that St. Stephen performed to be canonized?

Why was saint Stephen canonized? I know that you have to perform three miracles to be canonized, but I don't know what his were.
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Who ordered Saint Stephen to death?

I have learnt that some of the Jews linked to the early Jewish council stoned St. Stephen to death and Paul as a witness. But I have a bit of confusion that who ordered the decree of Stephan's death.