Book of Saints – Abdecalas


ABDECALAS (St.) M. (April 21) (4th cent.) A Persian of advanced age who, together with another priest, St. Ananias, and about a hundred Christians, was a fellow sufferer with St. Simeon, Archbishop of Seleucia and Ctesiphon, under the tyrant King Sapor II. They were put to death as Christians on Good Friday, A.D. 345. The Greek historian Sozomen reckons at sixteen thousand the number of the Faithful in Persia who laid down their lives for Christ during the forty years of the reign of Sapor.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Saint Abdecelas”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 April 2012. Web. 16 December 2018. <>