St Asterius of Edessa – Feast Day – May 20

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St Asterius of Edessa was an executioner of Christians who later converted to Christianity. He was born in the 3rd century AD in Syria and died in 284 AD at Edessa, Mesopotamia during the Christian persecutions in the reign of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Numerius Numerianus. We celebrate his feast day on May 20 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of St. Asterius of Edessa – Feast Day

St Asterius of Edessa Biography

Date of Birth 3rd century AD
Country of Birth Syria in Asia
Profession Executioner
Place of Work Syria
Date of Death 284 AD
Place of Death Edessa, Mesopotamia
Feast Day May 20
Canonization Pre-Congregation

Saint’s Biography

Saint Asterius of Edessa was the Christian executioner who converted to Christianity and was killed for his newly discovered faith during the Christian persecutions in the reign of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Numerius Numerianus.

Saint Asterius of Edessa
St. Asterius of Edessa

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