Saint Zeno of Philadelphia

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A wealthy noble. Soldier in the imperial Roman army. Seeing other Christians being martyred, he was led to become open with his own faith. He freed his slaves, gave away his wealth and possessions, and proclaimed himself a Christian before the governor; he was immediately imprisoned and tortured. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Born

  • 3rd century in Philadelphia in Arabia near the Dead Sea (probably refers to Rabbath-Ammon east of Palestine, the modern Amman, Jordan)

Died

  • beheaded in 304 in Philadelphia in Arabia near the Dead Sea (probably refers to Rabbath-Ammon east of Palestine, the modern Amman, Jordan)

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Zeno of Philadelphia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 June 2016. Web. 7 December 2016. <>