Astius of Dyrrachium

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Hieromartyr Asitus Bishop of Dyrrachium

Saint Astius [Shën Asti] was the bishop of Dyrrhachium, the modern day city of Durres [1], Albania. In the year 117 A. D. during the rein of Roman emperor Trajan, he was beaten and crucified. The Romans then covered his body in honey, to be tortured by bees and hornets. Several other saints joined him as martyrs, as they were considered his sympathizers.

His feast day is July 7. [2]