Saint Parascheva’s Life

Every year, on October 14th, the Orthodox Church all over the world commemorates Saint Paraskeve. She is particularly venerated in Moldavia, as her relics have been in Ia[i, for more than 370 years already, a spring of blessings and spiritual and physical cures for those who call upon her intercession. If the Holy Martyr Paraskeve, vene-rated on July 26th in the orthodox calendar, is known popularly as “St. Friday”, the venerable Mother Paraskeve has been known, particularly in Mol-davia, as “The Great Friday”. As a symbol for the unity of Orthodoxy all over the world, Saint Paraskeve’s wonderworks after her passing to the Lord demonstrates how sainthood rises the one who has become like God from among his people, by making him or her a light for the love and bond between all those confessing and living the same faith. Evidence about the high esteem she was held in by our forefathers are the churches built in her honor, not only in Moldavia, but also in Transylvania and Wallachia...