Anastasius I of Antioch

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Our father among the saints '''Anastasius I of Antioch''' (also ''Athanasios'') was the [[List of Patriarchs of Antioch|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]].
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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 of Constantinople|Eutychius]], [[Patriarch of Constantinople]], opposed him.  Justinian's successor, [[Justin II|Justin]], banished St. Anastasius.
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St. [[Gregory the Great]] restored Anastasius to the see of Antioch after 23 years, in the reign of [[Maurice (emperor)|Maurice]].  St. Anastasius died in 599.
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before=[[Domnus III of Antioch|Domnus III]]<br>[[Gregory of Antioch|Gregory]]|
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title=[[List of Patriarchs of Antioch|Patriarch of Antioch]]|
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years=561-571<br>594-599|
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after=[[Gregory of Antioch|Gregory]]<br>[[Anastasius II of Antioch|Anastasius II]]|}}
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==External links==
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*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/my.html?month=April&day=20 Blessed Anastasius Sinaites, Patriarch of Antioch] (''[[Prologue of Ohrid]]'')
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*[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01454b.htm St. Anastasius] (''[[Roman Catholic|Catholic]] Encyclopedia'')
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*[[w:Anastasius the Sinaite|''Anastasius the Sinaite'' at Wikipedia]]
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=101160 Blessed Anastasius the Sinaite and Patriarch of Antioch] ([[OCA]])
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[[Category:Patriarchs of Antioch]]
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Revision as of 06:17, June 10, 2008

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, banished St. Anastasius.

St. Gregory the Great restored Anastasius to the see of Antioch after 23 years, in the reign of Maurice. St. Anastasius died in 599.


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Anastasius I of Antioch
Preceded by:
Domnus III
Gregory
Patriarch of Antioch
561-571
594-599
Succeeded by:
Gregory
Anastasius II
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