Kiev, June 15, 2010
Divine Liturgy was led by His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All the Ukraine, with clergy of the Crimea concelebrating.
Great numbers of the faithful gathered from all over the Crimea and other areas of the Ukraine.
The resolution to number Abbess Parasceva among the host of locally-canonized saints was accepted at the meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on March 25, 2009.
The Synod has accepted the icon of the Saint as well as the troparion and kontakion to St. Parasceva of Toplovska, and confirmed the acceptance of her remains as holy relics.
St. Parasceva of Toplovska will be commemorated on November 20/December 3.