June 12, 2018

Saint Zeno, Bishop of Kourion


Zeno was joined to the God in whom he hoped,
As Scripture says, hope does not put to shame.

Saint Zeno was the Bishop of Kourion in Cyprus. Together with Bishop Reginos of Constantia and Bishop Evagrios of Solon, Bishop Zeno was instrumental in asserting the independence and autocephaly of the Cypriot Church at the Third Ecumenical Synod of Ephesus in 431. He is also credited as signing the Acts of the Synod. Bishop Zeno of Kourion also is known to have overseen the building of the great basilica which was constructed over the ruins of a major pagan temple in Kourion, the ruins of which still exist.