Ordination of St. Stephen as a Deacon – Carpaccio

St. Stephen being ordained a deacon by the bishop in a large beautiful sacred ceremony in front of the basilica. He was the Protomartyr or the first martyr of Christianity. He was a deacon in the early church at Jerusalem who aroused the enmity of members of various synagogues by his teachings. This is by Carpaccio.

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