About the image: Uccello, Paolo, 1397-1475. Stoning of Stephen, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55857 [retrieved December 20, 2020]. Original source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paolo_Uccello_-Stoning_of_St_Stephen-_WGA23196.jpg.
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The Book of Common Prayer (1979), page 237.
“While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, ‘Lord, do not hold this sin against them.’ When he had said this, he died. 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.”