The Martyr Avdi (or Habib)
Commemorated on September 5
The Martyr Avdi (or Habib) suffered in Persia during the reign of the emperor Izdegerd I for his refusal to renounce Christ and instead worship the sun and fire. He died after tormenting tortures and until his final gasp he gave thanks to God, for blessing His chosen one to die for His Holy Name.
© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.