Lent 2023 First Reading

Thursday of the First Week of Lent The first reading for today is taken from the book of Esther. Haman, adviser to King Xerxes of Persia, wanted to have all of the Jews in the empire exterminated in a single day. Esther, a Jew by birth and Queen to Xerxes, is, ‚Äúseized with mortal anguish.Continue reading “Lent 2023 First Reading”