Saint Kragon

Also known as

  • Cragon
  • Abba Karazün



Highway bandit in Egypt. Around the the year 297, he and two fellow thieves were brought to Christianity by a desert hermit, and Kragon became a monk. During the persecutions of Diocletian, Kragon left his hermitage to travel the region and preach Christianity. He was imprisoned several times and tortured, but suffered no damage from it, and never stopped preaching. In Samannüd he was dragged from the torture chamber to appear before the vizier Justus; Kragon brought Justus, his family and guards to Christianity. He was finally imprisoned and executed for his faith and work. Martyr.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Kragon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 July 2018. Web. 23 June 2021. <>