Bishop of Amida, Mesopotamia (modern Diyarbakir, Turkey). Noted for his work with, and charity to Persian prisoners of war. To pay their ransom, he melted down the altar pieces and sacred vessels of his church. This is impressed the Persian King Bahram V so much that he ended the persecution of Christians in his domain.
- c.421 of natural causes
- carrying sacred vessels
- with an open chest and bags of money
- “Saint Acacius of Amida“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 April 2017. Web. 28 April 2017. <>