This St. Stephen Sterling Silver Patron Saint Medal, 3/4" diameter with a 20” Stainless Steel Chain, is crafted in the United States and is made with the finest materials available. Many steps are involved in the manufacturing and finishing process of this St. Stephen medal. The stainless steel chain is plated with genuine rhodium and has a clasp.
The St. Stephen Sterling Silver Medal with a 20” Stainless Steel Chain is tastefully packaged in a velour gift box.
St. Stephen, who lived during the first century, was probably a Jew from a land distant from Palestine whose native language was Greek. Nothing is known of his early life or conversion. In the Book of Acts, the Apostles chose him as one of the seven deacons to work with the poor. Stephen was a powerful preacher to the Hellenists but was resented by members of the large Jewish community in Jerusalem. He tried to defend himself to the Sanhedrin but to no avail. He was stoned to death thus becoming the first Christian martyr.
The St. Stephen Sterling Silver Medal honors him as the Patron Saint of deacons. His Feast Day is December 26.