|Born||probably third century|
|Died||Good Friday, 345
|Venerated in||Assyrian Church of the East
Chaldean Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church
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. 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.
- Holweck, Frederick George (1924). A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. St. Louis; London: B. Herder Book Co.
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