Abai - [ Syriac Not Available ]
The saint is venerated on 1 or 2 October. 1
In hagiography: Abai was a Persian Martyr killed by his father, Adorpirozgerd, who later converted to Christianity. He was mentioned in the legend of Saba Pirgushnasp. He was martyred with his mother Astina (Hwarta) and 5000 friends.
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- 1 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 4.
- 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 2nd. Ed. (Aleppo, 1956)., : 177. Note: Acts of these martyrs are contained in a MS in the Library of the Syrian Orthodox patriarchate as described in .
- 3 Eduard Sachau, Verzeichniss der syrischen handschriften der Königlichen bibliothek zu Berlin, (Berlin: A. Asher & Co., 1899)., : 814. Note: Acts of these martyrs are contained in MS Sachau 241 in Berlin .
- 4 British Museum, Department of Manuscripts and Frederic Madden, Catalogue of additions to the manuscripts in the British Museum in the year MDCCCXLI-MDCCCXLV (1850)., : 8, 11.
- 5 Paul Peeters, "Le martyrologe de Rabban Ṣalība." Analecta Bollandiana vol. 27 (1908)., : 163.
- 6 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 2nd. Ed. (Aleppo, 1956)., : 625.
- 7 Pontificia Università lateranense and Istituto Giovanni XXIII, Bibliotheca sanctorum (Roma: Istituto Giovanni XXIII nella Pontificia Università lateranense, 1961-1970)., : I, 13.
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