Anastasius II of Antioch

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Saint Anastasius
Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and Martyr
Died 609
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church Eastern Orthodox Church
Canonized Pre-Congregation

21 December Roman Catholic

20 April Eastern Orthodox

Anastasius II of Antioch, also known as Anastasius the Younger, succeeded Anastasius of Antioch as Eastern Orthodox Patriarch 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 is said to have been murdered during an uprising of Syrian Jews against Emperor Phocas, although Persian soldiers have also been suggested.[1] [2]

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