• Greek: paraskeue, preparation


Day before the Sabbath, Friday or the day before certain feasts of sabbatical rank. Day before the Pasch was observed more religiously than any other Friday. Although there is much dispute concerning the day on which Our Lord died, commentators generally agree that it was on the eve of the Pasch.

MLA Citation

  • “Parasceve”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 March 2010. Web. 3 December 2020. <>