Saint Arsenios, ArchBishop of Kerkira,
Commemorated on January 19
Saint Arsenios, ArchBishop of Kerkira, (Island of Korfu), was a native of Palestine and lived in the VIII Century. He led a strict ascetic life, and was an highly educated man and reknown spiritual writer. He was glorified by wisdom and by the constant defending of his flock from the unrighteous wrath of the emperor Constantine Porphyrigenitos (780-797). He composed: the Kanon on Anointing with Oil, a Panegyric on the Apostle Andrew, and a Discourse on the Suffering of the GreatMartyress Barbara.
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