Apostle Aristarchus of the Seventy

Commemorated on April 15

Saint Aristarchus was one of the Seventy Apostles, whom the Lord Jesus Christ sent to proclaim the good news of the Gospel (Luke. 10:1-24).

Saint Aristarchus, a co-worker of the holy Apostle Paul, became bishop of the Syrian city of Apamea. His name is repeatedly mentioned in the Acts of the Holy Apostles (Acts 19:29, 20:4, 27:2) and in the Epistles of Saint Paul (Col. 4:10, Philemon 1:24). He accompanied Saint Paul on his travels (Acts 16:29), and was Bishop of Apamea, Syria.

Saint Aristarchus is also commemorated on April 15 with Saints Pudens and Trophimus and on September 27 together with Saints Mark and Zenas.

Troparion — Tone 3

Holy Apostles Aristarchus, Pudens, and Trophimus, / entreat the merciful God / to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Kontakion — Tone 1

Apostles of Christ and laborers for the Savior, / Aristarchus, Pudens, and Trophimus, / you are the light of the world. / Intercede for us who praise your glorious memory / and pray that we may be saved.

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