Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian - Athonite
Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian - Athonite
Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian - Athonite
Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian - Athonite
Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian - Athonite

Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian

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The Story Behind This Icon:

Saint Arsenios was born in 1840 in Pharassa of Cappadocia, in a small Christian village. He experienced the mysteries of Christ firsthand as a young boy, being saved from drowning by Saint George himself. Arsenios decided from that age that he would become a monk when he came of age. He was sent away to be educated in a more central city, but when he visited home, he always taught the children of the village everything he had learned. At twenty six years old, Saint Arsenios became a monk at the Holy Monastery of Saint John the Baptist in Cappadocia. After a short time at the monastery, he was ordained a Deacon and sent to his home village as a teacher. He taught the children how to read and write in Greek in secret, as Greece was under Turkish rule. He became a priest at thirty years of age. He began to perform miracles and he was known very well around the land. His healing abilities were so profound that even Turks themselves would come to be healed. He protected his village as he could, but eventually the exchange of populations came and they were removed from their village. Saint Arsenios prophesied his death, stating that he would die 40 days after arriving in Greece.

Saint Arsenios’ feast day is celebrated on November 10.

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