St. Arsenius the Lover of Labor


AUGUST 28  (Synaxis of the Venerable Fathers of the Kiev Far Caves)
2nd SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT  (Synaxis of all the Monastic Fathers of the Kiev Caves)

Saint Arsenius the Lover-of-Labor lived during the fourteenth century.  This ascetic was distinguished by his love for work and, living in asceticism in the Kiev Caves monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Birthgiver of God, he knew no rest.  He prayed constantly and partook of food only at sunset.  For his humility and love of labor, the Lord gave him the gift of wonderworking.

The relic was given as a gift to the parish by His Grace, Bishop Irineu on Sunday, January 15, 2006.

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