Studied law and rhetoric in his youth, and practiced law for a while, but gave it up for the priesthood. Bishop of Amasea, Pontus (in Asia Minor) during the persecutions of Julian the Apostate. A noted preacher, 21 of his sermons have survived.
- c.410 of natural causes
- “Saint Asterius of Amasea“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 October 2014. Web. 26 January 2015. <>