Convert and spiritual student of Saint Paul the Apostle, he worked with Paul in Ephesus, Corinth, Jerusalem, and Rome (Acts 20:1; 27:2; Philemon 24). In the Epistle to the Colossians, Paul calls him “my fellow prisoner” referring to the time they were both imprisoned in Ephesus. First bishop of Thessalonica. Martyr.
- “Saint Aristarchus of Thessalonica“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 July 2012. Web. 31 May 2016. <>