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Ἁγία Παρασκευή ἡ Μεγαλομάρτυς is the most prominent among women healing saints, and is widely venerated as the healer and protector of eyes. For this reason she is often depicted with two eyeballs in her hands. Her remains lay to rest in Constantinople.
She often conversed with other women about Christianity, trying to strengthen their faith in this new religion. Many distinguished families wanted this beautiful, educated and rich woman to marry their sons. However, having a higher goal in life, Saint Paraskevi rejected all marriage proposals.
One torture Agia Paraskevi suffered was that of the red hot helmet. They placed on her head a helmet that they had previously heated. One of the harshest tortures of that time resulted in a slow and excruciating death. According to her biographers, Agia Paraskevi was not harmed in the slightest. The next move was to throw her into a cauldron with boiling tar. And yet Agia Paraskevi came out with no burn.
As a result, the Emperor believed that something had not been done correctly, and asked for tar to be thrown on him so that he could see for himself. Some drops of tar fell into his eyes resulting in blindness. It convinced him that Agia Paraskevi had indeed passed the martyrdom with no harm.
The emperor asked that he follow the Christian faith. Agia Paraskevi prayed to God, and the Emperor's eyes were healed. Based on this reference to her life, Christians around the world, and especially Orthodox Greeks, consider Saint Paraskevi as the patroness of the eyes.
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