Saint Anastasios the Persian / August 8


I could not find much about this saint  other than  he died  628), also known as Anastasius of Persia & had been a military commander in Asia Minor and Syria. After he was was tortured and Caesarea, he converted to Christianity, as he believed that the Holy Spirit had called upon him to forgive his persecutors.  According to legend, his corpse was thrown to the dogs but they miraculously refused to eat it, thus preserving the body for burial.
But it’s his reliquary that makes him worthy of note.  It is indeed a beauty.  Chronia Polla Anastasios.