Book of Saints – Tryphon, Respicius and Nympha

detail from 'The Exorcism of Saint Trifone', Vittore Carpaccio, 1507Article

(November 10) (Saints) Martyrs (3rd century) Saints Tryphon and Respicius were Asiatic Christians, put to death at Nicaea under Decius (A.D. 250). For some reason now unknown to us, they were held in special veneration both in Rome and at Constantinople. Who Saint Nympha was it is hard to say; but the fact that from very early times her Relics were enshrined in the church of Saint Tryphon in Rome has led to her sharing the festival of the other two holy Martyrs.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Tryphon, Respicius and Nympha”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 November 2016. Web. 19 January 2019. <>