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Anastasius

(d. 628)


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(d. 628),

Persian monk and martyr. He was tortured and put to death at Caesarea; his relics were translated to Rome in 640. His cult may have come to England through Theodore of Canterbury. His Life was rewritten by Bede shortly before his death: it is probable that his feast was celebrated at Wearmouth and Jarrow. Feast: 22 January.

AA.SS. Ian. III, 35–54;H. Usener, Acta martyris Anastasii Persae (1894);C. V. Franklin, ‘Theodore and the Passio S. Anastasii’, in M. Lapidge (ed.), Archbishop Theodore (1995).

Subjects: Christianity.


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