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Orthodox icon of Saint Paraskevi "Epivatine" or Paraskeva of the Balkans, Αγ. Παρασκευή Επιβατινή. Copy of a contemporary icon.
Commemorated October 14th.
NOTE: the icon will have a red border around it.
Saint Paraskevi, Parascheva was born in the village Epivat in Eastern Tracia, at the beginning of the 11th century, in a christian family. By the age of 15, she dedicated herself to the monastic life. .
Legend says that when she was a child, Paraskeva heard in a church the Lord's words: "Whoever wants to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me." (Mark 8, 34). These words would determine her to give her rich clothes away to the poor and flee to Constantinople .Her parents, who did not support her decision to follow an ascetic, religious life, looked for her in various cities. Paraskeva fled to Chalcedon and afterwards lived at the church of the Most Holy Theotokos in Heraklea of Pontus. She lived an austere life, experiencing visions of the Virgin Mary. Her voyages took her to Jerusalem, wishing to spend the rest of her life there. After seeing Jerusalem, she settled in a convent in the desert near the Jordan river.
When she was 25, an angel appeared, telling her to return to her homeland. She returned to Constantinople, and then when she was 25, lived in the village of Kallikrateia in the church of the Holy Apostles. She died at the age of 27.
Paraskevi Icon (SP)
Orthodox Icon of Saint Paraskevi, Paraskeve, Friday in silver plated (SP).
Commemorated July 26.
Silver-plated icon of Saint Friday on a special paper, with decoration.Silver-plated icons are made with the latest and very specific technique. The icon is a copy of a hand painted icon and the background is silver 958.
NOTICE: The colors of the icons seems little darker, because of the reflection in the scanner.
Ss. Aquila and Priscilla the Apostles icon
Orthodox icon of the Apostles and Martyrs Aquila, and Priscilla.
Commemorated on February 13
Protectors Saints of: Spouses
Aquila and his wife Priscilla (or Prisca) were Jews from Pontus who settled in Rome, where they worked as tent-makers. When the Emperor Claudius expelled all Jews from Rome in 49-50, they moved to Corinth. (They may already have been Christians; at that time the Empire made no distinction between Christians and Jews.) In Corinth they hosted the Apostle Paul, who lived and worked with them for awhile (Acts 18:1-3). They worked diligently with the Apostle, traveled with him, and were considered worthy to bring Apollos (December 8) to a full knowledge of the Faith (Acts 18:26)
Priscilla and Aquila returned to Rome around 58, and later went to Ephesus; they were living there when St Paul asked his disciple Timothy, Bishop of Ephesus, to greet them (2 Tim. 4:19). It was probably in Ephesus that they were martyred by the pagans.
Ss. Arsenius the Cappadocian and Paisios icon
Ss. of Optima Monastery (All Saints) icon
Orthodox icon of All the Saints of Optima Monastery.
Commemorated October 24th. Reference