Book of Saints – Anastasius – 21 August


ANASTASIUS (Saint) Martyr (August 21) (3rd century) A military tribune (cornicularius) who, on beholding the courage of the Christian youth, Saint Aeapitus, tortured for his Faith, cried out: “The God of Agapitus is my God.” On that account he was arrested by order of the Emperor Aurelian and put to death (A.D. 274) at a place called Salone, twelve miles from Praeneste or Palestrina, near Rome. The theory advanced by some that this martyrdom took place at Salona in Dalmatia has not been able to withstand the contrary evidence brought against it. A Saint Anastasius of Salona in Dalmatia is commemorated on Sept. 7.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Anastasius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 June 2012. Web. 7 May 2021. <>