Celebrated on the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers on the second Sunday before the Nativity.
Troparion (Tone 2)
Through faith You justified the Forefathers,
betrothing through them the Church of the gentiles.
These saints exult in glory,
for from their seed came forth a glorious fruit:
She who bore You without seed.
So by their prayers, O Christ God, have mercy on us!
This is a truly unique icon of an often neglected figure from the Old Testament. Purchased alongside that of Esther for complimentary style and reminder that each individual, male or female, of every generation has a choice to make and that even royalty, especially royalty, must needs lean on YHWH for guidance. Amen!