Saint Chrysogonus (probably Emperor Diocletian’s time) was an early Christian Saint venerated both in the Catholic & Orthodox Churches. There is little information about his life & deeds, until our days he remains a mysterious Christian Saint.
They say that he was martyred in Aquileia. Later in Trastevere a church dedicated to him was built. His religious deed was to keep the faith no matter tortures & a terrible death by beheading. According to the legend he was a Roman vicarius Urbis, later a teacher of Anastasia, a daughter of an important Roman Praetextatus. The Emperor Diocletian (244-313) prosecuted him & the Saint Chrysogonus accepted his death rather soon. His corpse was thrown into the sea but by a miracle it was washed ashore & buried by a priest Zoilus.
Icons depicting Saint Chrysogonus raise plenty of questions about him. He is usually depicted as a warrior with a scroll bearing the Sacred knowledge or as a man in grey holding a Christian cross.
Saint Chrysogonus is celebrated on the 22nd of December/the 4th of January.