Abda of Hira

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Abda of Hira
Venerated in Assyrian Church of the East

Abda of Hira (died 680) was a monk of the Assyrian Church of the East.

He was born at Al-Hirah, the son of Hanif. He became a monk under Mar Abda of Gamre. He preached Christianity to the Zoroastrian Persians and is said to have worked many miracles before dying in his cave in 680.


  • Holweck, F. G. "A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints". St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co., 1924.