The Church celebrates the memory of Holy Martyrs Zeno and Zenas, who lived in Arabia at the beginning of the 4th century.
The phrase of Saint Paul the Apostle, “There is neither […] neither slave nor free” (Galatians 3:28), resonates with the life of St. Zeno, a wealthy Christian, and of St. Zenas, his servant. Desiring full devotion to Christ, Zeno distributed all his possessions to the poor and freed his slaves.
However, one of them remained voluntarily with him, as a dear brother, and together, they proclaim and confess their faith in the Lord, even before Governor Maximus. Both were martyred to demonstrate that faith in Christ is the only way to overcome class discrimination.
Especially today, a time of many social upheavals, it is necessary to point out that the only constant is true faith in Christ the Savior and the grace of the Holy Spirit by studying the Holy Gospel and obeying God’s will.
Source: Church of Cyprus