July 29, 2014

St. Paraskevi Heals a Bishop in 2008 Who Was About to Go Blind

The following miracle was recorded in 2011:

Brethren, allow me to tell you about a miracle of Saint Paraskevi I heard the other day.

Two days ago, during Vespers for Saint Paraskevi in the Church of Saint Paraskevi in my father's village, there was a Bishop named Joachim who hails from Volos and is now Metropolitan of Zambia in Africa. At the end, before the "Through the Prayers of our Holy Fathers" was said, he described to us a miracle done to him by Saint Paraskevi in 2008.

He was on his way towards blindness (he suffered from macular degeneration of the eye) and he had come to this same church as a Bishop at that time. As he stood at the Bishop's Throne throughout the course of Vespers, he made supplication to the Saint about his "complaint", as he said, regarding his eyes, while he looked at her image on the icon screen. What was the result? On one of the following days (August 5, 2008) he woke up with happiness and he could see everything crystal clear. From that time he never had a problem with his eyes.

Source: Translated by John Sanidopoulos.