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Abdisho of Kaskar, St.


Fourth-century Babylonian martyr. According to the Syrian Passio, Abdisho (Abdiesus, Ebedjesu, or Hebed-jesus) was chorbishop of Kaskar, Babylonia. Accused of conspiracy with the Romans, he suffered martyrdom with Abdas and 38 Christians under the Sassanid King Shapur II in 374 or 375.

Feast: May 16.

Bibliography: j. labourt, Le Christianisme dans l'empire perse (Paris 1904). a. christensen, L'Iran sous les Sassanides (Paris 1937). a. schall, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche 3:626. p. bedjan, ed., Acta martyrum et sanctorum, 7 v. (Paris 189097) 2:325347.

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