Saint Esther

Righteous Saint Esther (Sunday before Nativity) Iconographer: Dmitry Shkolnik Saint Esther, a young Jewish orphan girl, lived during the exile of the Jews in Persia. She was raised by her wise and honorable uncle Mordecai. The lovely girl caught the attention of King Ahasuerus, and she was brought to his palace. Mordecai instructed his niece not reveal her race. The king loved Esther and made her his queen. Out of jealousy for the growing power of Esther and her uncle, the vizier Haman slandered the Jews of Persia. The king then issued an order to confiscate their property and exterminate … Continue reading Saint Esther