July 26 – Parasceva of Rome; Joachim and Anna

Parasceva (ca. 140–ca. 170) (aka Paraskevi) was born to Greek parents in Rome. One source says, “her father, Agathon, was rich, and her mother, Politia, had many attributes,” including “charitability” (a new word for me). Parasceva was a devout Christian, spending her time in prayer and in the study of the Holy Scriptures. When her… Continue reading July 26 – Parasceva of Rome; Joachim and Anna