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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Elder Arsenie Papacioc Has Reposed In The Lord

Father Arsenie has reposed in the Lord today, Tuesday 19 July 2011, at 11:00 in the morning. He was one of the greatest Romanian spiritual fathers in the second half of the 20th century.

He was born on August 15, 1913 in Misleanu, a village in southern Romania. His baptism name was Anghel. His grandfather was a Vlach shepherd.

After WWII he was received at Cozia Monastery. He became a monk at Sihastria Monastery. He later became abbot of Slatina Monastery.

Hearing that the communists wanted to arrest him, he lived as a hermit for several years, along with Father Ilie Cleopa. He was arrested in 1958 and released in 1964.

In 1976 he became the spiritual father of a female monastery, called Techirghiol. It is here where he reposed in the Lord. He will be buried here on Thursday 21 July.

May his memory be eternal!

Read also:

Părintele Arsenie Papacioc: "Viaţa înseamnă moarte continuă”

Elder Arsenie Papacioc: Don't Judge Priests

These are a few recordings of him:







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