Elder Arsenie (Papacioc) discusses suffering and sacrifice

Elder Arsenie talks about humbleness, sacrifice and suffering. He is the archimandrite and abbot of Sfanta Maria (St Mary) Monastery near the Black Sea town of Techirghiol.

The spiritual son of the late and venerable Elder Cleopa (Illie), he was born on August 13th, 1914. He spent some twelve years imprisoned by the communists between 1938 and 1964 and is widely considered one of the greatest Romanian Orthodox elders of our time.


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