Saint Abdias of Babylon

Also known as

  • Obadiah of Babylon



One of the 72 disciples mentioned in Luke 10. They were sent out ahead of Jesus to make preparations for him in the towns he was to visit and evangelize. Some sources list him as the first bishop of Babylon, consecrated by Saint Simon the Zealot and Saint Jude Thaddeus.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Abdias of Babylon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 October 2013. Web. 25 November 2015. <>