Increasing tensions between Jewish and Hellenist Followers of the Way will eventually lead to the martyrdom of Saint Stephen and the flight of the Hellenists into the wider Hellenistic regions of the Roman Empire. This spreading of the faith will bring with it significant changes in the structure and practice of the early Church as they begin to be called Christians and they begin to welcome Gentiles.
Reputed location of stoning of Saint Stephen
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#294 – A History of the Catholic Church – Martyrdom and Expansion