The Orthodox Church today honors the memory of Saint Paraskevi, who originated from Epivates (area near Selymbria) of Eastern Thrace.
From a young age she did charity and when she grew up, she left her paternal home and went to Constantinople to worship the Holy Relics of the Saints.
From there she left for Heraclea of Pontus, where for five years she had taken care of a temple. Then she left for the Holy Land and settled in a nunnery, where she practiced virtue for several years.
She returned to Constantinople and from there went to Kallikrateia in South-eastern Thrace. She remained for two years in the church of the Holy Apostles where she peacefully fell asleep in the Lord.
Source: Church of Cyprus