September 399 A.D. Anastasius 1 Becomes 39th Universal Commander; Condemns Origenism; Friend of Jerome & Augustine
Pope St. Anastasius I
A pontiff who is remembered chiefly for his condemnation of Origenism. A Roman by birth, he became pope in 399, and died within a little less than four years. Among his friends were Augustine, and Jerome, and Paulinus.Jerome speaks of him as a man of great holiness who was rich in his poverty. It was during the time of the barbarian invasions.