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St. Anastasia

IV Century
Martyred under Diocletian and venerated in Rome since the V Century, Anastasia is said to have been a Roman matron of a noble family, who was married to a pagan. A disciple of St. Chrysogonus, she is thought to have travelled to Aquilea to minister to persecuted Christians while her husband was in Persia. Arrested, tried and convicted, she was martyred. The place of her death is uncertain: some say it was Sirmium, on the Sava River in Serbia, and others say it was on the island of Palmaria. Gennadius, Patriarch of Constantinople (458-471) translated her relics to his see.

Karen Rae Keck


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