Tomorrow 26 july we commemorate a great Saint. Saint Paraskevi. There are so many stories and miracles by this saint in Grecce (and elsewhere ofcourse)
i came across this miracle and i thought of posting it. miracles give us strength. Saints where people like us, but their sacrifices and their way of life led them to theosis. They are examples to us. Saints are one of many many gifts to us by God.
i found this miracle at a great site (www.athos.gr
but unfortunately in greek..), but i will translate it:
This event occured on a 26th of july in Koropi, Athens Greece
The family described this as follows:
In Koropi, there is a married couple where the husband is very religious and the wife was a non-believer and mocker of the faith
The husband had great respect and devoutness for St Paraskevi. And always, on the day before we celebrate her memory, he lit a candle at his house. His wife would never lit it herself
So the next day, we got up very early in the morning, washed and dressed up as quietly as he could so he wouldnt disturb his sleeping wife and mother in law, locked the door (twice) and left to go to church.
When he got back from church he found the 2 women very scared and in great panic..
"What wrong?" he asked
"As you lft this morning, a little later we heard someone unlocking our door. 2 Times the sound of unlocking..klak..klak... We froze!!! Then a woman who entered our house with black clothes, tall, very beautiful appeared in front of us, looking at us without saying a word. She then went into the room where the candle was. She goes there, takes the candle and goes into the kitchen, adds oil, and lit it. Then she takes the cadle and puts it back into the room. She comes back to us, she looks at us and says "Today is my feast" and she left the house!!"
the women where in shock, but the man was touched by this miracle by St Paraskevi to his non-believer and mocker of the faith, wife
apologies for my mistakes in my attempt to translate