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Wisdom of the Desert: St. Arsenius the Great

St. Arsenius the Great

~~Icon of Saints John Climacus, John of Damascus and Arsenius the Great They used to say of Arsenius that no one could understand the depths of his monastic life. Once when he was living in Lower Egypt, and suffering from importunate visitors, he decided to leave his cell. He took nothing with him and said to his disciples, Alexander and Zoilus, "Alexander, you go on board a ship, and you, Zoilus, come with me to the Nile, and find me a little boat that is sailing to Alexandria, and then go…