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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century Needlework

St. Stephen stumpwork from Huber

Martyrdom of St. Stephen
English c.1660
Needlework picture

Although the stoning of Saint Stephen is difficult to contemplate, it actually is celebrating one of the founders of Christianity. In the Bible, the book of Acts, chapters VI and VII tells this story, but in essence, Stephen was a Jew who probably grew up outside of Palestine and strongly believed in Christianity and that the recently crucified Jesus was the son of God. He also became well known for his concern and charity for people in need. He was a gifted speaker who progressively spoke more often in public with grace and conviction about the virtues of Christianity. Eventually after a long and convincing speech to about twenty five town leaders, they became so enraged by their own inability to counter his arguments, they declared it blasphemy and spontaneously dragged him outside and stoned him to death. Stephen’s last utterances before rather nonchalantly falling asleep, were declaring to see Jesus at the right hand of God and asking God to forgive his assailants.

Silk and metallic thread on silk; 17 ½” x 23 ½” framed.


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