Candida - [ Syriac Not Available ] (272) This page is an entry in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints


Candida was the Christian wife of the Persian emperor Vahran. She was a Roman prison of war whom the other wives of Vahran despised, since she was beautiful and beloved by Vahran. She refuses to recant her Christian identity and is martyred.


  • Candida
  • Candida1, 2

Sex: female2


  • martyr

*Timeline generated with


  • Floruit: 2722


Works Cited

Any information without attribution has been created following the editorial guidelines.

  • 1 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: St Candida.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 2 Sebastian P Brock, "A Martyr at the Sasanid Court under Vahran II: Candida." Analecta Bollandiana / Société des Bollandistes (1978).Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
Status: draft
  Is this record complete?


Candida  Different from (1) records.
Candida - ܩܢܕܝܕܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: QandīdāQandīdāCandida Candida was the daughter of the soldier Trajan who came into the Syriac tradition via ʿEnanishoʿ s Syriac translation of the Paradise of...URI:

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, “Candida” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016,


Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, “Candida.” In Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent and David A. Michelson. Vol. 1 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

About this Entry

Entry Title: Candida

Additional Credit:

  • Editing, proofreading, data entry and revision by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
  • Data architecture and encoding by David A. Michelson
  • Editing, Syriac data conversion, data entry, and reconciling by Adam P. Kane
  • Editing and Syriac data proofreading by Aram Bar Schabo
  • Entries adapted from the work of Jean Maurice Fiey
  • Entries adapted from the work of Ugo Zanetti
  • Entries adapted from the work of Claude Detienne
  • Conversion to TEI-XML by Nathan P. Gibson

Copyright and License for Reuse

Except otherwise noted, this page is © 2016.

Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Show full citation information...