Book of Saints – Agatho – 7 December


(Saint) (December 7) (3rd century) A soldier, posted at Alexandria as guard over the bodies of certain Christian Martyrs, which he prevented a mob of Pagans from outraging. For this humane act, he was set upon and dragged before the magistrates as a suspected Christian. Whether he had been previously such or not is uncertain; but in the Court of Justice he fearlessly confessed Christ, and on his own confession was sentenced to death and beheaded. He was one of the victims of the persecution under the Emperor Decius (A.D. 250).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Agatho”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 May 2012. Web. 21 September 2020. <>