Saint Arsenius the Great

[Saint Arsenius icon]Also known as

  • Arsenius the Roman
  • Arsenius the Deacon

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Born to a wealthy Roman noble family. Deacon. Tutor to the sons of Emperor Theodosius the Great c.383. About 395 he left to live with the monks of Alexandria, Egypt. After the emperor’s death, Arsenius retired to the wilderness of Scetis, and became a student of Saint John the Short. Hermit, noted for his great austerity

Born

  • 354 in the Roman Empire

Died

  • c.449 at Troë near Memphis, Egypt of natural causes

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Arsenius the Great“. Saints.SQPN.com. 16 April 2014. Web. 30 September 2014. <>