New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Anastasius


(Greek: resurrection) Martyr (628), died Bethsaloe, Assyria. A Persian magician and a soldier in the army of Khusrau, he was converted to Christianity when that monarch carried the Holy Cross from Jerusalem to Persia. He took the name of Anastasius and lived a monastic life for seven years. Desiring martyrdom he went to Caesarea, where he reproached his countrymen for their magic and fire-worship. He was sent to Bethsaloe, imprisoned, strangled, and decapitated. Patron of goldsmiths; invoked against headaches. Relics at Rome. Feast, Roman Calendar, 22 January.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Anastasius”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 July 2012. Web. 22 November 2019. <>