St. Arcadius, bishop of Novgorod (1162)

Commemorated on September 18

He was elected bishop from among the hegumens of the Dormition Arcadius Monastery near Novgorod founded by him in 1153. And he worked hard at calming the upheavals of the people and the reconciliation of princes. He died in 1163, having left the memory of himself as a meek bishop and the child-loving father of orphans and the needy. The monastery he founded was abolished in 1764.

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