|Sts. Gobdelaha, Dada, Kasdios and Kasdoa (Feast Day - September 29)|
Gobdelaha is pierced by reeds and dies,
Honoring my Christ, who was struck by a reed.
Your entire body was hacked in pieces by a sword,
Saving your spirit, Martyr Dada of the Highest.
To Kasdios and Kasdoa
Kasdios and Kasdoa contested as one,
He slain by a blade, while she struck by wood.
Dada was a high officer at the Persian court during the reign of King Shapur II (310-79), and he was also a Christian and relative of the King. When he was sent to govern some provincial Persian cities, he did not conceal his Christian faith, but worshiped Christ openly. This was made known to the King, for which he sent his highest man of rank named Adramelech to inquire into the matter. When he found Dada indeed having reverence towards Christ, he wrote to the King, who replied that Adramelech was given authority to punish any Christian he found. The King sent this letter through the hands of his son named Gobdelaha.