- Oct 30 2023
- All Day
Greek Name Day: Zinovia, Zenovia, Zenovios, Zinovia, Zinovios, Zelina
Name Days are often named after a Christian saint or martyr and are mainly celebrated in Catholic and Eastern Orthodox countries. On this day, the holy person is celebrated, as well as anyone named after this person. Often, these celebrations are more important than birthdays.
The names Zinovia, Zenovia, Zenovios, Zinovia, Zinovios, and Zelina derive from the hieromartyr Zenobius, Bishop of Aegea, and his sister Zenobia, who suffered martyrdom together in the year 285 in Cilicia. The siblings were raised in the Christian Faith by their parents, and led a pious and celibate lifestyle, distributing away their inherited wealth and giving it to the poor.