Book of Saints – Chrysogonus


CHRYSOGONUS (Saint) Martyr (November 24) (4th century) A zealous Roman priest, the spiritual guide and helper of Saint Anastasia in her work of comforting the Christian prisoners awaiting sentence in accordance with the persecuting edicts of the Emperor Diocletian. The Emperor ordered Chrysogonus to be brought before his own tribunal, either at Nicomedia, or, as others say, at Aquileia, and sentenced him to be put to the torture and beheaded (A.D. 304). His name, inserted with that of Saint Anastasia in the Canon of the Mass, is a convincing proof of the special honour in which his memory was held in the early Church.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Chrysogonus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 October 2012. Web. 27 January 2022. <>