Saint 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 century.