The Burial of Stephen

And Saul approved of their killing him. That day a severe persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria. Devout men buried Stephen and made loud lamentation over him. But Saul was ravaging the church by entering house after house; dragging off both men and women, he committed them to prison. Acts 8:1-3

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Oratory of Saint Stephen, Lentate sul Seveso, Lombardy.
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Mariotto di Nardo, 1408.
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Fra Filippo Lippi, The Funeral of Saint Stephen, 1452-65.
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Philip Galle (1537-1612) after Maerten van Heemskerck, Devout Men Carrying Saint Stephen to his Burial.
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Juan de Juanes, The Burial of Saint Stephen, 1562.
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Attributed to Pensionante del Saraceni, follower of Carlo Saraceni, Saint Stephen Mourned by Saints Gamaliel and Nicodemus, c. 1615.

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