Book of Saints – Aristarchus

Saint Aristarchus of ThessalonicaArticle

(Saint) Bishop, Martyr (August 4) (1st century) A native of Thessalonica and a companion of Saint Paul in his travels (Acts 20:1; 27:2). He was seized with the Apostle at Ephesus, and shared his imprisonment. He is also described as his fellow-worker (Philemon 24). Tradition makes of him the first Bishop of Thessalonica. Pseudo-Dorotheus has it that he was beheaded in Rome at the same time as Saint Paul.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Aristarchus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 July 2012. Web. 23 February 2019. <>