Saint Samuel, from the tribe of Levi, was the last of Israel’s judges, the first of the prophets after Moses, and a priest intercessor who made sacrifices for Israel. He anointed Israel’s first two kings, Saul and David. (The horn which he holds, contains the oil of anointing.) Hannah, Samuel’s mother, had begged God for a child, promising to raise him for God’s glory. Samuel served God faithfully, guiding Israel well. In the year 406 A.D., the relics of the Prophet Samuel were transferred from Judea to Constantinople.