Friday, April 8, 2016

A Bishop/Saint from Mesopotamia

St. Acacius

Image of St. Acacius


Feastday: April 9
Death: 425

Acacius was bishop of Amida (Diarbekir), Mesopotamia. He sold the sacred vessels of his church to aid victims of the Persian persecution. His actions so impressed King Bahram V that he is reported to have ordered an end to the persecution of the Christians. His feast day is April 9th

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