Pope Anastasius I
Pope Saint Anastasius I (Latin: Anastasius Primus; died 401) was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 39th Pope from 399 until his death in 401.
Pope Anastasius I
|Papacy began||27 November 399|
|Papacy ended||19 December 401|
|Died||16 December 401|
|Feast day||19 December|
|Other popes named Anastasius|
Anastasius was born in Rome, but little is known about his early life. His father's name was Maximus.
Before Anastasius became a priest, he fathered a son who later became Pope Innocent I.
Anastasius was elected pope in 399.
He best known for being against the thinking and writings of Origen. In 400 he called a council to discuss them. The council agreed that Origen was not faithful to the Catholic Church.
After Anastasius, it became traditional for priests to stand and bow their head as they read from the gospels.
During his reign, Anastasius encouraged Catholics in North Africa.
He is buried in the Catacomb of Pontian.
Pope Anastasius was praised by Augustine of Hippo and St Jerome.
- ↑ "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2013-3-11.
- ↑ "Anastasius," Encyclopedia Britannica (1911); retrieved 2012-8-27.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Pope Anastasius I at ecole.evansville.edu Archived 2010-06-16 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2013-3-11.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "Anastasius I, Pope" at saintpatrickdc.org Archived 2018-09-13 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2013-3-11.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "The 39th Pope, St. Anastasius" at spirituality.org; retrieved 2013-3-11.
- ↑ "Pope St. Anastasius I", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-8-27.
- ↑ "Origen and Origenism,", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-8-27.
- ↑ Bunson, Matthew. (2004). OSV's Encyclopedia of Catholic History, p. 74[permanent dead link].
Media related to Anastasius I (pope) at Wikimedia Commons
- . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence