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Saint Abdecalas
Born probably third century
Died Good Friday, 345
Venerated in Assyrian Church of the East
Chaldean Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church
Feast 21 April

Saint Abdecalas (or Abdelas) was a Persian priest of advanced age who, together with another priest, Saint Ananias, and about a hundred other Christians, was killed under the Persian ruler Shapur II on Good Friday, 345.[1] One of these others was also named Abdecalas. The Greek historian Sozomen estimates the number of Christians martyred during the forty-year reign of Shapur as close to 16,000. The feast day for Saint Abdecalas is 21 April.


  1. ^ Benedictine Monks of St.Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate, England (1921). "Saint Abdecelas". The Book of Saints: A dictionary of servants of God canonized by the Catholic church: extracted from the Roman & other martyrologies. A. & C. Black.  


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