St. Parascheva (Petka) of Epibatos, Thrace, whose relics are in Lași, Romania (11th century) Saint Paraskeva of the Balkans (also known as Ὁσία Παρασκευή ἡ Ἐπιβατινή, Sveta Petka, Petka of Bulgaria, Petka Paraskeva, Paraskeva of Serbia, Paraskeva Pyatnitsa, Parascheva of Tirnovo, Paraskeva the Serbian, Paraskeva of Belgrade, Parascheva the New, Parascheva the Young) was an ascetic female saint of the 10th century.
Virgin-Martyr Saint Paraskevi was arrested during the reign of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (r. A.D. 138-161) under the penalty of refusing to worship idols and adhering to the state pagan religion. After enduring many tortures, she was eventually released by the emperor, continuing to profess Christ. She was eventually tortured and beheaded by the Roman governor Tarasius in the year 180. Many miracles occurred through Saint Paraskevi intercession