Saint Anastasius
Bishop of Antioch and Martyr
Died 609, Antioch
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church Eastern Orthodox Church
Canonized Pre-Congregation
Feast 21 December Roman Catholic

20 April Eastern Orthodox

Anastasius II of Antioch also known as Anastasius the Younger succeeded Anastasius of Antioch as Bishop of Antioch, in 599. He is known for his opposition and suppression of simony in his diocese, with the support of Pope Gregory the Great. In 609 Anastasius was murdered during an uprising of Syrian Jews against Emperor Phocas[1].

Anastasius is one of the 140 Colonnade saints which adorn St. Peter's Square.


  1. Saint Anastasius II of Antioch Patron Saint Index