Paraskeve the New

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'''PARASKEVE (rom. Parascheva, hbs. Petka) also called 'the New' or 'the Young'''', Saint, celebrated on [[October 14]].
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Our venerable Mother '''Paraskeve the New''' lived as a monastic in the 11th century.  She is beloved in Romania as '''Parascheva''' and in Serbia and Macedonia as '''Petka'''.  She is also distinguished from other saints of the same name with the descriptions "the New" or "the Young."  Her [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[October 14]].
  
Particularly venerated today in the historical region of Moldavia (in Romania), Serbia, Bulgaria, but also generally in the Balkans. Considered as protector of Moldavia.
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== Life ==
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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.
  
== Earthly Life ==
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She is especially beloved by the Orthodox peoples of Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Moldavia where her holy [[relics]] are kept in the Metropolitan Cathedral Church, Iaşi, Romania.
  
Born in Epivat (Thrace – Byzantium, near Constantinople) in 11th century, Paraskeve was of noble origin. She heard in her childhood the words of the Gospel that said that everyone who wants to follow Lord Jesus must give up anything for it; therefore, in her first youth, she gave up the world for the "desert".  She is especially beloved by the Orthodox peoples of Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.
 
  
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==Hymn==
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[[Troparion]] ([[Tone]] 4) [http://www.oca.org/FSTropars.asp?ID=102968]
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:You chose a silent and solitary life;
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:You followed [[Christ]] your Bridegroom.
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:You took his easy yoke in your youth,
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:Arming yourself with the [[sign of the Cross]].
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:You contended against spiritual enemies
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:Through fasting, tears and labors,
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:O glorious Paraskeva.
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:Now you stand before Christ with the Wise Virgins:
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:[[intercession|Intercede]] for us who honor your precious memory.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=102968 Venerable Parasceva (Petka)] on the OCA website
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=102968 Venerable Parasceva (Petka)] ([[OCA]])
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*[http://www.goarch.org/chapel/saints_view?contentid=750&type=saints Righteous Paraskeve of Serbia] ([[GOARCH]])
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*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/saints/stpetka.html Saint Petka] ([[Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA and Canada|Serbian]])
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*[http://orthodoxword.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/the-pious-saint-parascheva/ The Pious Saint Parascheva] (OrthodoxWord blog)
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*[http://www.orthodoxphotos.com/Holy_Relics/St._Parascheva/index.shtml Saint Paraskeva the New, who have her holy relics in Iasi, Romania]
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*[http://www.roca.org/OA/133/133g.htm St. Petka-Paraskeva of Serbia Commemorated October 14] ''Orthodox America''
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20080221195523/http://www.byzantinesacredart.com/exhibition.html St. Petka Slava and Exhibition in St. Sava church, Vancouver, Oct. 14/27, 2005] (archive)
  
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[[mk:Преподобна Параскева]]

Revision as of 06:14, November 23, 2012

For other saints with the name "Paraskeve," see the disambiguation page.

Our venerable Mother Paraskeve the New lived as a monastic in the 11th century. She is beloved in Romania as Parascheva and in Serbia and Macedonia as Petka. She is also distinguished from other saints of the same name with the descriptions "the New" or "the Young." Her feast day is celebrated on October 14.

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 fasting, and then undertook ascetic struggles in the desert of Jordan.

She is especially beloved by the Orthodox peoples of Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Moldavia where her holy relics are kept in the Metropolitan Cathedral Church, Iaşi, Romania.


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Hymn

Troparion (Tone 4) [1]

You chose a silent and solitary life;
You followed Christ your Bridegroom.
You took his easy yoke in your youth,
Arming yourself with the 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:
Intercede for us who honor your precious memory.

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