Saint Zeno of Nicomedia

Saint Zeno of NicomediaAlso known as

  • Zenon
  • Zinon



Imperial Roman soldier and regimental commander. As the emperor Diocletian offered sacrifice to a statue of the goddess Ceres, Zeno laughed at and ridiculed the whole procedure. His jaw was shattered for having spoken, and he then was martyred for his sentiment.


  • beheaded in 303 in Nicomedia, Bithynia (modern Izmit, Turkey)


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Zeno of Nicomedia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 May 2016. Web. 24 October 2016. <>