Book of Saints – Asterius and Others


ASTERIUS and OTHERS (Saints) Martyrs (August 23) (3rd century) Three brothers who were denounced by their step-mother as Christians to the Pro-consul Lysias at AEgea, a seaport in Cilicia (Asia Minor). Two pious women, Domnina and Theonilla, were at the same time cited before the tribunal. After subjecting the brothers, Claudius, Asterius and Neon, to the most excruciating tortures, Lysias ordered them to be crucified outside the walls of the city, and their remains to be left to the birds of prey of the neighbourhood. Theonilla and Domnina, after undergoing many indignities, were drowned (A.D. 285).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Asterius and Others”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 August 2012. Web. 20 October 2020. <>