Definitions for "Abdecalas"
Saint Abdecalas (or Abdelas) was a Persian priest of advanced age who, together with another priest, St Ananias, and about a hundred other Christians, was killed under the Persian ruler Shapur II on Good Friday, 345. The Greek historian Sozomenos estimates the number of Christians martyred during the forty-year reign of Shapur at 16,000. His feast is 21 April.