Saint Anastasius I of Antioch

Also known as

  • Anastasius the Elder



Patriarch of Antioch in 559. A learned, austere, pious and quiet man who strictly adhered to orthodox Christianity and had a knack for comforting the sick and bereaved. Opposed the heretical ideas on the Eucharist espoused by Emperor Justinian, and in 570 was exiled for 23 years by Emperor Justino II. Several of his writings have survived, including some on the theological controversies of the day.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Anastasius I of Antioch“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 June 2020. Web. 13 June 2021. <>