Saint Astius of Durazzo

Also known as

  • Asteio
  • Astio
  • Aberisto


  • 5 July (Synaxarion of Constantinople)
  • 6 July (Saint Basil’s Menologium)
  • 7 July on some calendars


Bishop of Durazzo (in modern Albania). He was martyred in the persecutions of Trajan as part of a sacrifice to the pagan god Dionysus.


  • c.100 by being tied to a cross, covered in honey, laid in the sun, left to be tortured by biting and stinging insects, and to die of thirst and exposure


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Astius of Durazzo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 July 2021. Web. 30 July 2021. <>