today is friday November 10 in accordance with calendar honors the memory of Saint Arsenios of Cappadocia, Apostles of the Septuagint, Hieromartyr Milos the miracle worker, Agios Orestos of TyaneosSaint Orion.
The names celebrating today are as follows:
- Arsenios, Arsenis, Arsenia, Arsina, Arsinoe*,
- Lover, Lover, Lover,
- Herodian, Rhodian, Herodias, Herodias,
- Rodia, Rodula, Rodita, Rosa, Rosalia, Rosita, Rosina, Rosanna, Rodion, Rhodios, Rhodis, Rhodes, Herodion, Herodian,
- Sosipatros, Sopatros, Sopatra, Sopatria, Patra, Patroula, Patritsa*,
- Milos, Milis, Milos,
- Orestes, Orestias, Orestia, Orestiada*,
- Orion, Orion, Orion, Orion.
Saint Arsenios of Cappadocia
Arsenios was born in 1840 in Farasa, Cappadocia and at the age of 26 he became a monk, while later he was ordained deacon and elder and was given the office of archimandrite.
When he returned to his homeland, he prepared a room for school, which instead of desks had sheep skins. Kneeling on the skins, the children attended the lessons and in this wise way did not irritate the Turks, who thought they were praying.
When sick people were brought to him, to read them, he never examined whether the sick person is a Christian or a Muslim, but from what disease he suffers, in order to find the corresponding wish.
He had intuited, years ago, that they would one day leave for Greece, and he told the Farasians to save up for the road. He first baptized all the unbaptized children, among them little Arsenios Eznepidis, later Saint Paisios.
The flight of the Pharasians to Greece took place on August 14, 1924, within the framework of the Greek-Turkish agreement for the exchange of populations. Panagia’s Day was celebrated in the first village they stopped at, Anchiavoudes. From there, Arsenios returned to Farasa again, to remove the holy relic of Saint John Chrysostom from the Holy Altar of the Church of Saints Varachisios and Ionas.
Arsenios had said many times to his flock that “in Greece I will live only forty days”. As long as he lived. On November 10, 1924, he fell asleep in Corfu and on February 11, 1986, the Orthodox Church canonized him as a saint, due to his gift of working miracles.
* There are other dates this name celebrates.
Today is also World Science Day for Peace and Development.
☀ Sunrise: 07:00 – Sunset: 17:18