Biography of Abdas (s. V)

Bishop and martyr of Susa, who lived at the beginning of the 5th century under the reign of Yerdedjerd, and the dynasty of the Sassanids. In his zeal for Christianity, burned a fire temple that worshipped the guebros and suffered martyrdom in the year 430 for refusing to build it. After this event the Christians were persecuted in Persia for thirty years.