11 works, Today, November 28th, is Martyr Stephen the New’s day, his story, illustrated #331

Santo Peranda, (1566-1638)
The Martyrdom of St. Stephen

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Church of San Stefano, Venice, Italy

The Holy Monk Martyr and Confessor Stephen the New was born in 715 at Constantinople into a pious Christian family. His parents, having two daughters, prayed the Lord for the birth of a son. The mother of the new-born Stephen took him to the Blakhernae church in honour of the Most Holy Mother of God and dedicated him to God…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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