Book of Saints – Agatho and Triphina


AGATHO and TRIPHINA (Saints) Martyrs (July 5) (4th century probably). Of the Sicilian Martyr Saint Agatho little is known; but his name has become prominent on account of the controversy among the learned concerning the Saint Triphina bracketed with him in the Registers. Some authors go so far as to assert that this fellow-sufferer with Saint Agatho was not a woman, but a Christian man, by name Triphonius or Tryphon. Others hold the view that the Saint Triphina of July 5 is identical with the Saint Triphomena to whom the Cathedral of Minori near Salerno is dedicated. This latter Saint is admitted by all to have been a Sicilian ; and her martyrdom is assigned to the first years of the fourth century under Diocletian. But antiquaries cannot yet be said to have solved satisfactorily the problem of Saints Agatho and Triphina.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Agatho and Triphina”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 May 2012. Web. 27 September 2020. <>