Sainted Anastasias II, Patriarch of Antioch,
Commemorated on April 20
Sainted Anastasias II, Patriarch of Antioch, entered upon the throne after the holy Patriarch Anastasias I the Sinaite (561-572; 593-599). He governed the Church for 10 years and was killed in 609 by Jews, – when emperor Phocas (602-610) issued an edict, forcing all to accept baptism.
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