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Our father among the saints Anastasius I of Antioch (also Athanasios) was the Bishop of Antioch. He is also known as Anastasius the Sinaite, an appellation which is shared by another saint who lived later; they share a feast day of April 20.
St. Anastasius was elected to the see of Antioch while Justinian was emperor. When Justinian became a follower of the heresy of Docetism, Anastasius and Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople, opposed him. Justinian's successor, Justin II, banished St. Anastasius.
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