The Holy Martyrs Zeno and Zenas.

Commemorated June 22 in the Orthodox Christian Menaion

From the Prologue

St Zeno was a Ronian officer in the Arabian city of Philadelphia, and Zenas was his servant. When a persecution of Christians began during the reign of the Emperor Maximian, St Zeno stepped boldly before the governor, Maximus, and confessed his faith in the one, living God, counselling Maximus to give up dead idols and accept the one, true Faith. The governor was outraged and threw Zeno into prison. When the faithful Zenas visited his master in the prison, he too was seized and imprisoned. The two were thereupon tortured for Christ and finally thrown into the flames, which the pagans brought to a great heat with oil. Their souls were crowned in the Kingdom of Christ while their mortal remains were buried in the Church of St George at a place called Cyparisson.

St Albaniscommemorated on August 23rd.

From The Prologue From Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
©1985 Lazarica Press, Birmingham UK

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