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Nicanor ( // ; Greek : NικάνωρNīkā́nōr) was one of the Seven Deacons. He was martyred in 76.
Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece, Cyprus and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning more than 3000 years of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the major part of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary, were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin, Cyrillic, Armenian, Coptic, Gothic, and many other writing systems.
The Seven, often known as the Seven Deacons, were leaders elected by the Early Christian church to minister to the community of believers in Jerusalem, to enable the Apostles to concentrate on 'prayer and the Ministry of the Word' and to address a concern raised by Greek-speaking believers about their widows being overlooked in the daily diakonia or ministry. The words food or funds never appear in any Greek manuscript of the New Testament. The words first make their appearance in translations of the Bible from the 1940's onwards. In the context Chapter six of Acts the daily diakonia must refer to the ministry of the Word and not food or funds. The section concludes by stating that the word of God continued to spread and makes no mention of widows receiving more food or funds.The ministry to be undertaken is preaching the word to Greek speakers. The works of Stephen and Philip are the only two recorded and their works concern preaching, catechising and baptising. Philip is simply referred to as "the evangelist" in Chapter 18. Their appointment is described in Chapter 6 of the Acts of the Apostles. According to a later tradition they are supposed to have also been among the Seventy Disciples who appear in the Gospel of Luke. Although the Seven are not called 'deacons' in the New Testament, their role is described as 'diaconal', and they are therefore often regarded as the forerunners of the Christian order of deacons.
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2 Maccabees is a deuterocanonical book which focuses on the Maccabean Revolt against Antiochus IV Epiphanes and concludes with the defeat of the Seleucid empire general Nicanor in 161 BC by Judas Maccabeus, the hero of the hard work.
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Saint Alban is venerated as the first-recorded British Christian martyr, for which reason he is considered to be the British protomartyr. Along with fellow Saints Julius and Aaron, Alban is one of three named martyrs recorded at an early date from Roman Britain. He is traditionally believed to have been beheaded in the Roman city of Verulamium sometime during the 3rd or 4th century and his cult has been celebrated there since ancient times.
Nicanor or Nikanor is the name of:
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Nicanor de Carvalho Júnior, best known simply as Nicanor, was a Brazilian football manager.
Nicanor Zabaleta was a Spanish harpist.
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The Martyr Saints of China, or Augustine Zhao Rong and his 119 companions, are saints of the Catholic Church. The 87 Chinese Catholics and 33 Western missionaries, from the mid-17th century to 1930, were martyred because of their ministry and, in some cases, for their refusal to apostatize.
The Tridentine Calendar is the calendar of saints to be honoured in the course of the liturgical year in the official liturgy of the Roman Rite as reformed by Pope Pius V, implementing a decision of the Council of Trent, which entrusted the task to the Pope.
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Saint Claudia may refer to:
Nicanor Garcia Street, historically known as Calle Reposo or Reposo Street, is a street running for several hundred meters north of Gil Puyat Avenue in Bel-Air Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. It crosses Jupiter Street and Kalayaan Avenue, ending at J.P. Rizal Avenue in Makati Poblacion. The street is notable for its art galleries, interior design showrooms and fine dining restaurants.
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Saint Nicanor was martyred in 76. He went to Cyprus, where he was put to death during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, although this is now believed unlikely.