Saint Acacius of Amida

Also known as

  • Acathius

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Bishop of Amida, Mesopotamia (modern Diyarbakir, Turkey). Noted for his work with, and charity to Persian prisoners of war. To pay their ransom, he melted down the altar pieces and sacred vessels of his church. This is impressed the Persian King Bahram V so much that he ended the persecution of Christians in his domain.

Died

  • c.421 of natural causes

Canonized

Representation

  • carrying sacred vessels
  • with an open chest and bags of money

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Acacius of Amida“. Saints.SQPN.com. 22 March 2014. Web. 22 July 2014. <>