Sabinus, Bishop of Cyprus, was born in the Phoenician city of Lycia.
Hearing of the renowned ascetic, St Epiphanius of Cyprus, Sabinus went
to him and received monastic tonsure. For five years he lived in
asceticism with St Epiphanius in the wilderness. Afterwards, he wrote
about the life and deeds of St Epiphanius.
When St Epiphanius was elevated to the See of Cyprus, he ordained St
Sabinus to the holy priesthood. After the death of his bishop and
spiritual guide, St Sabinus became his successor. The wise archpastor
zealously defended the Church from heretics. He died in the mid-fifth