Zeno the Faster and Hardworker of the Kiev Caves, venerable (Far Caves)

Dates of commemoration

Feb 12
(Church calendar - Jan 30) Day of commemoration of venerable Zeno, hermit of Antioch and disciple of St. Basil the Great (414)
Mar 24

(Church calendar - Mar 11) Synaxis of all Venerable Fathers of the Kiev Caves (movable feast on the 2nd Sunday of the Great Lent)

Sep 10
(Church calendar - Aug 28) Synaxis of the Saints of the Kiev Caves whose relics repose in the Far Cave of Venerable Theodosius


Saint Zeno the Faster and Lover of Labor of the Far Caves of Kiev lived in the fourteenth century. In the Third Ode of the Canon to the Monks of the Far Caves, he is described as “resplendant in fasting.” His memory is also celebrated on August 28 and the second Sunday of Great Lent.



Holy relic type

unless specified otherwise below, "holy relic" means a fragment of a bone of the saint

1. Holy relic
2. Holy relic

Location of the holy relic in the Cathedral:

1. North kliros, reliquary #5
2. Relics cabinet in the Altar sacristy, reliquary #9



Тропарь преподобного Зинона, постника Печерского, в Дальних пещерах, глас 4
Преподобне отче Зиноне, / преподобне и честне житие твое на земли препроводивый / и тем Богови по премногу благоугодивый, / моли о нас, / чтущих память твою.


Кондак преподобного Зинона, постника Печерского, в Дальних пещерах, глас 8
Восхвалялся днесь, преподобне Зиноне,/ яко преподобен во славе,/ и радуяся давидски на ложи своем во Царствии Небеснем,/ не премолчи о нас мольбу принести ко Господу.

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