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Feastday: May 16

Death: 420


Bishop and martyr, also called Audas. A Persian bishop, Abdas was arrested with seven priests, nine deacons, and seven consecrated virgins. These arrests initiated the persecution of Christians in Persia in that era. Abdas and his companions went to their deaths professing Christ.


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