Asterius of Petra
Asterius of Petra was a convert from Arianism, and later the Bishop of Petra. At the Council of Sardica, ca. 347, Asterius first denounced Arianism, as a heresy. This led to his exile in Libya, at the command of Emperor Constantius II.
|Bishop of Petra|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
In 362, he was restored to his position of Bishop of Petra, by Emperor Julian. Asterius attended the Council of Alexandria, where he was chosen as the delegate to write a letter to the Church of Antioch, where he provided a report of the proceedings at the council for the church leaders of Antioch. He died in Petra in 365.