SAINT ARSENIOS, OF CAPPADOCIA St Arsenios of Cappadocia was born in 1840. He became a monk and was sent to his native town, Farasa, to serve the people. He became known as a mighty intercessor before God, praying for all who came to him, Muslims as well as Christians. He never accepted any gifts in return for his prayers and healings, saying ‘Our faith is not for sale! The aged Saint led his faithful to Greece when they were expelled from Turkey in1924. His last words were “The soul, the soul, take care of it more than the flesh, which will return to earth and be eaten by worms!” The saint died on November 10, 1924. He was officially declared a Saint by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in 1986.