|Saint Chrysogonus of
Apuleia, Martyr - died ca. 287
The Golden Legend says Chrysogonus was a high officer in the imperial administration and a secret Christian. He served as a catechist to St. Anastasia and consoled her during the tribulations that led up to her martyrdom. Later he himself was martyred under Diocletian. His portraits show him as a young military officer of high status. Sometimes he is a medieval knight on horseback, as at left and in a 14th-century reliquary in a Croatian museum.1 Other images dress him as a late-Roman officer with a cuirass, pteruges, and paludamentum, as in this image and several post-medieval works in the same museum.2
The death date of 287 is provided by the Golden Legend.
Feast day: November 24
At left, Michele Giambono, Chrysogonus on Horseback, 1444
The Passion of St. ChrysogonusAmong other saints:
The Ugljan Polyptych, 1450Hagiography: