“The Big Payback”
2 Chronicles 24: 22: “Thus Joash did not remember the kindness which his father Jehoiada had shown him, but he murdered his son. And as he died he said, ‘May the Lord see and avenge!’” What does this passage have to do with St. Stephen, who, as the Church’s first martyr, has the honor of having His feast next to that of the Nativity of the Lord? Compare the attitude of Zechariah as he was being martyred to that of St. Stephen(Acts 7: 60). Which is right? Well, have you ever heard of anyone celebrating the feast of St. Zechariah?