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).
St 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 St Paul (Col. 4:10, Philemon 1:24). He accompanied St Paul on his travels (Acts 16:29), and was Bishop of Apamea, Syria.
St Aristarchus is also commemorated on April 15 with Sts Pudens and Trophimus and on September 27 together with Sts 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.