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St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Chur

Orthros and Divine Liturgy for the 7th Sunday of Matthew

The Great-Martyr St. Paraskeve is celebrated on July 26 and was martyred in year 104, having been a citizen of Rome. She is the patron intercessor for those suffering from ailments of the eyes.

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Orthros and Divine Liturgy for the 7th Sunday of Matthew

Time & Location

Jul 26, 2020, 8:45 AM

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Chur, 5300 El Camino Road, Las Vegas, NV, USA

About The Event

Saint Paraskeve, who was from a certain village near Rome, was born to pious parents, Agatho and Politia. Since she was born on a Friday (in Greek, Paraskeve), she was given this name, which means "preparation" or "preparedness" (compare Matt. 27:62, Mark 15:42, Luke 23:54, and John 19:31, where 'Friday' is called "the day of the preparation"). From childhood she was instructed in the sacred letters and devoted herself to the study of the divine Scriptures, while leading a monastic life and guiding many to the Faith of Christ. During the reign of the Emperor Antoninus Pius, she was apprehended because she was a Christian and was urged to worship the idols, but she answered with the words of Jeremias: "Let the gods that have not made heaven and the earth perish from off the earth" (Jer. 10:11). Because of this she endured exceedingly painful torments, and was beheaded in the year 140. The faithful pray to her for the healing of eye ailments.

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