Christian soldier in the 12th imperial Roman legion assigned to Armenia in the 3rd century. Friend of Saint Polyeucte. Ordered to offer a sacrifice of incense to the emperor as a god, Nearchus refused. Martyr.
- Abbe Stephane Ansart
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Nearchus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 January 2013. Web. 10 February 2016. <>