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Death: 365


Convert from Arianism, bishop of Petra, Jordan. Asterius was attacked at the Council of Sardica in 347 for denouncing the Arian heresy and was exiled to Libya by the pro-Arian Emperor Constantius TI. In 362, Emperor Julian the Apostate restored him, and he attended the Council of Alexandria, Egypt. Asterius was named the delegate of this council to bear a letter to the Church of Antioch, where he provided leaders with a report of the proceedings. He died in Petra soon after.


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