Children, it’s our class’ saint’s day today, so let’s celebrate the life of St Stephen. St. Stephen’s Day on 26 December commemorates St. Stephen who was the first Christian Martyr. Stephen was a Greek Jew who had converted to Christianity. He was appointed as one of seven deacons to help with organising the early Christian church. Due to his preaching about Christianity, he was accused of blasphemy and stood trial at a Jewish court in about 34 CE. During the trial he made a long speech, saying that Christianity supported the teachings of Moses. This so enraged the crowd at the trial, that he was dragged away and stoned to death.