In those days because there were many disciples, there were rumors among the Greek Jews that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution. 7 men were sought out to do this that were full of the Holy Spirit and full of wisdom to serve this purpose: Stephan, Philip, Prochorus, and Nicolas of Antioch were chosen. They stood before the Apostles, who laid their hands on them. The word of God spread wide and the number of disciples grew. Many also became priests.