ANASTASIUS (Saint) Bishop (April 21) (6th century) A Patriarch of Antioch and a resolute opponent of the Emperor Justinian, whom he rebuked on account of his various errors and misdeeds. Justinian threatened the Saint with exile and deposition. This menace was put into execution by Justinian’s nephew and successor, Justin II. Saint Anastasius was only recalled after twenty-three years of banishment. He died A.D. 598. This Saint is wrongly styled “the Sinaite” by Baronius. Anastasius the Sinaite was never a Bishop.