Arrested and tortured for his faith by order of Arrian, governor of Egypt, during the persecutions of Diocletian. While Asclas was in prison, Arrian had reason to cross the River Nile on government business – but found he was absolutely unable to leave the water’s edge. Asclas sent word that the governor would never be able to cross the river until he acknowledged Christ in writing. Arrian wrote out the statement, and was promptly able to leave the river bank. He crossed the Nile, and the moment he was on the other side, he ordered that Asclas be tortured and drowned. Martyr.
- Thebaid, Egypt
- “Saint Asclas of Antinoe”. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 January 2010. Web. 23 February 2017. <http://catholicsaints.info/saint-asclas-of-antinoe/>