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{{cleanup}}[[Image:Paraskevi.jpg|thumb|right|Saint Paraskeve the New]]'''PARASKEVE (rom. ParaschevaFor other saints with the name "Paraskeve, hbs. Petka) also called '" see the New' or 'the Young'''', Saint, celebrated on [[October 14Paraskevi (disambiguation)|disambiguation page]].''
Particularly venerated today Our venerable Mother '''Paraskeve the New''' lived as a monastic in the historical region of Moldavia (11th century. She is beloved in Romania), as '''Parascheva''' and in Serbia, Bulgaria, but as '''Petka'''. She is also generally in distinguished from other saints of the same name with the descriptions "the New" or "the BalkansYoung. Considered as protector of Moldavia" Her [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[October 14]].
== Earthly Life ==Born in Epivat (Thrace; Byzantium, near Constantinople) in 11th century, Paraskeve was of noble origin. Her pious parents taught her as a child the words of the Gospel which say that everyone who wants to follow the Lord Jesus must give up everything. When her parents died, she gave up the world for the "desert" while still young in years. First she dedicated her life entirely to God through [[prayer]] and [[fast]]ing, and then undertook [[ascetic]] struggles in the desert of Jordan.
Born in Epivat (Thrace – Byzantium, near Constantinople) in 11th century, Paraskeve was of noble origin. She heard in her childhood, from her pious parents, is especially beloved by the words Orthodox peoples of the Gospel that said that everyone who wants to follow the Lord Jesus must give up everything for it. When her parents diedSerbia, while still young in yearsBulgaria, she gave up the world for the "desert"Romania, first dedicating and Moldavia where her life entirely to God through prayer and fasting, and then undertaking ascetic struggles holy [[relics]] are kept in the desert church of Jordanthe [[Three Hierarchs]], Iaşi, Romania.
She is especially beloved by the Orthodox peoples of Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania {{stub}} ==Hymn==[[Troparion]] ([[Tone]] 4) [http://www.oca.org/FSTropars.asp?ID=102968]:You chose a silent and Moldavia where her holy solitary life;:You followed [[relicsChrist]] are kept your Bridegroom.:You took his easy yoke in your youth,:Arming yourself with the church [[sign of the Cross]].:You contended against spiritual enemies:Through fasting, tears and labors,:O glorious Paraskeva.:Now you stand before Christ with the Wise Virgins::[[Three Hierarchsintercession|Intercede]], Iaşi, Romaniafor us who honor your precious memory.
==External links==
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=102968 Venerable Parasceva (Petka)] on ([[OCA]])*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=750 Righteous Paraskeve of Serbia] ([[GOARCH]])*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/saints/stpetka.html Saint Petka] ([[Serbian Orthodox Church in the OCA websiteUSA and Canada|Serbian]])*[http://www.orthodoxphotos.com/Holy_Relics/St._Parascheva/index.shtml Saint Paraskeva the New, who have her holy relics in Iasi, Romania]*[http://www.roca.org/OA/133/133g.htm St. Petka-Paraskeva of Serbia Commemorated October 14] ''Orthodox America''*[http://www.byzantinesacredart.com/exhibition.html St. Petka Slava and Exhibition in St. Sava church, Vancouver, Oct. 14/27, 2005]
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