Abda of Hira

Abda of Hira (died 680) was a monk of the Church of the East.

Abda of Hira
Venerated inAssyrian Church of the East

He was born at Al-Hirah, the son of Hanif. He became a monk under Mar Abda of Gamre. After having taught as a disciple by Mar Babai he later lived in a cave. One of his miracle deeds was to have treated with healing oil a wound of a hunter who had been injured by a lion. He preached Christianity to the Zoroastrian Persians and was said to have worked many miracles before dying in his cave in 680.[1]


  1. ^ Fowden, Elizabeth Key (1999-11-30). The Barbarian Plain: Saint Sergius Between Rome and Iran. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-21685-3.