ANASTASIUS (Saint) Martyr (August 13) (7th century) Two Saints of this name are mentioned as fellow-disciples and companions of Saint Acacius. In honour of one of them the Greeks celebrate another festival on January 21. One, Anastasius, was a monk, the other a Roman priest, apocrisiarius or legate of the Pope of the time. The Monothelite heresy, favoured by the Byzantine Court, was giving great trouble to the Church at the time, and both the Saints were imprisoned and eventually banished. Worn out by sufferings, the one and the other died in exile, about the year 662.