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Monday, 7 September 2015

7th September - Anastasius the Fuller

Church of Anastasius the Fuller at  Struga

Anastasius was born into a wealthy family. After reading St Paul‘s advice to the Thessalonians: “it is best to work with your hands”, he became a fuller at Spalato, Dalmatia (modern Split, Croatia). Anastasius lost his life in the persecutions of Diocletian. He painted a cross on his shop door and openly practised his faith. He was drowned with a weight around his neck in 304. His body was recovered, brought back to Salona and a church was built there in his honour.