Anastasius II of Antioch

Anastasius II of Antioch, also known as Anastasius the Younger, succeeded Anastasius of Antioch as Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, in 599.

Saint Anastasius
Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and Martyr
Venerated inCatholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Apostolic Catholic Church
  • 20 April Eastern Orthodox
  • 21 December Roman Catholic

Anastasius 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 assassinated during an uprising of Syrian Jews, who were under threat of forced conversion to Christianity.[1] Local Monophysites were also engaged in a revolt at the time.[1] It is possible that they committed the assassination, rather than the Jews.[2]

Anastasius is one of the 140 Colonnade saints which adorn St. Peter's Square.[3]


  1. ^ a b Andrea U. De Georgi and A. Asa Eger (May 31, 2021). Antioch: A History. Routledge. p. 219. ISBN 9781138845244. Retrieved 29 December 2021.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ J. D. Frendo, "Who killed Anastasius II?" Jewish Quarterly Review vol. 72 (1982), 202-4)
  3. ^ Saint Anastasius II of Antioch Patron Saint Index Archived January 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine