Book of Saints – Agritius


AGRITIUS (AGRICE, AGUY) (Saint) Bishop (January 13) (4th century) A Syrian, chosen at the instance of the Empress Helena from the ranks of the clergy of Antioch to become Bishop of Treves in Germany. He was consecrated to that See by Pope Saint Sylvester. The Empress Helena further committed to his care the Seamless Tunic of Our Blessed Lord, thenceforth known as the Holy Coat of Treves and the object of a famous pilgrimage. The Imperial Palace at Treves was converted into a Cathedral, and the Emperor Constantine was lavish of favours to the missionary Bishop sent thither from the East. Saint Agritius laboured zealously and successfully during twenty years at the conversion of Gaul and of Western Germany. After his death (A.D. 335) his remains were interred in the Basilica of Saint John, now called Saint Maximin’s, after his famous successor in the Bishopric.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Agritius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 May 2012. Web. 28 September 2020. <>