Saint Asterius of Amasea

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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.

Born

Died

  • c.410 of natural causes

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Asterius of Amasea“. Saints.SQPN.com. 30 October 2013. Web. 22 July 2014. <>