Ordinary Time: August 5th
Saint Addai was one of the 72 original disciples sent out to spread
the faith. Addai was sent by Saint Thomas the Apostle to heal King
Abgar the Black, a correspondent of Jesus’ who had fallen ill. Addai
stayed to evangelize, and converted Abgar and his people including
Saint Aggai and Saint Mari. Known as one of the great apostles to
Syria and Persia. Died in early 2nd century.