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{{cleanup}}'''[[Apostle]] Aristarchus''' of the [[Apostles#The_Seventy|Seventy]] was chosen by [[Jesus Christ]] to preach the good news contained in the [[Gospel]].  St Aristarchus is Commemorated on [[January 4]], and  also commemorated on [[April 15]] with Sts [[Apostle Pudens|Pudens]] and [[Apostle Trophimus|Trophimus]] and on [[September 27]] together with Sts [[Apostle Mark|Mark]] and [[Apostle Zenas|Zenas]].
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The holy, glorious and all-laudable '''Apostle Aristarchus''' (also ''Aristarchos'') of the [[Apostles#The_Seventy|Seventy]] was chosen by [[Jesus Christ]] to preach the good news contained in the [[Gospel]].  St. Aristarchus is commemorated with the Seventy on [[January 4]], on [[April 14]] or [[April 15|15]] with Ss. [[Apostle Pudens|Pudens]] and [[Apostle Trophimus|Trophimus]], and on [[September 27]] together with Ss. [[Apostle Mark|Mark]] and [[Apostle Zenas|Zenas]].
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==Life==
 
==Life==
Aristarchus worked with the holy [[Apostle Paul]] in order to enlighten others with the written works of the Gospel. He was Saint Paul's [[disciple]] and later became [[bishop]] of the city of Apamea in Syria.
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Aristarchus worked with the holy [[Apostle Paul]] in order to enlighten others with the written works of the [[Gospel]]. He was St. Paul's [[disciple]] and later became [[bishop]] of the city of Apamea in Syria.
  
 
He gave up his life and became a [[martyr]] under Emperor Nero.
 
He gave up his life and became a [[martyr]] under Emperor Nero.
  
==Appearances in the [[Bible]]==
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==Scriptural references==
===Acts of the Holy Apostles===
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*''And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre,'' ([[Acts of the Apostles|Acts]] 19:29)
"And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre," (Acts 19:29)
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*''And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus,'' (Acts 20:4)
 
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*''And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.'' (Acts 27:2)
"And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus," (Acts 20:4)
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*''Aristarchus my fellow prisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him),'' ([[Colossians]] 4:10)
 
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*''Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers,'' ([[Book of Philemon|Philemon]] 1:24)
"And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us." (Acts 27:2)
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===Epistles of Saint Paul===
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"Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)," (Colossians 4:10)
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"Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers," (Philemon 1:24)
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==Hymns==
 
==Hymns==
[[Troparion]] (Tone 3)
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[[Troparion]] ([[Tone]] 3) [http://oca.org/FStropars.asp?&ID=100080]
:Holy apostle Aristarchus of the Seventy;
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:Holy Apostle Aristarchus of the Seventy
:entreat the merciful;
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:entreat the merciful
 
:to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.
 
:to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.
  
Troparion (Tone 4)
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Troparion (Tone 4) [http://www.byzantines.net/bbs/sample.htm]
 
:Together let us honor the threefold choir of Christ's Apostles,
 
:Together let us honor the threefold choir of Christ's Apostles,
 
:Aristarchus, Pudens and the holy Trophimus.
 
:Aristarchus, Pudens and the holy Trophimus.
:Like rivers filled with the wisdom of God
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:Like rivers filled with the [[Holy Wisdom|wisdom]] of God
 
:They poured out the water of the Word for all the world.
 
:They poured out the water of the Word for all the world.
:Through their intercessions, O Christ our God, have mercy on us!
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:Through their [[intercession]]s, O Christ our God, have mercy on us!
  
[[Kontakion]] (Tone 1)
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[[Kontakion]] (Tone 1) [http://oca.org/FStropars.asp?&ID=101083]
 
:Apostles of Christ and laborers of the Savior,
 
:Apostles of Christ and laborers of the Savior,
 
:You are the light of the world.
 
:You are the light of the world.
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:And pray that we may be saved.
 
:And pray that we may be saved.
  
Kontakion (Tone 4)
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Kontakion (Tone 4) [http://oca.org/FStropars.asp?&ID=100080]
:The Church ever sees you as a shining star, O apostle Aristarchus,
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:The Church ever sees you as a shining star, O Apostle Aristarchus,
:Your miracles have manifested great enlightenment.
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:Your [[miracle]]s have manifested great enlightenment.
 
:Therefore we cry out to Christ:
 
:Therefore we cry out to Christ:
 
:"Save those who with faith honor Your apostle, O Most Merciful One."
 
:"Save those who with faith honor Your apostle, O Most Merciful One."
  
[[Category:Biblical Saints]]
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==External links==
[[Category:Martyrs]]
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=100080 Apostle Aristarchus of the Seventy], January 4 ([[OCA]])
[[Category:Saints]]
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=101083 Apostle Aristarchus of the Seventy], April 15 (OCA)
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?FSID=102737 Apostle Aristarchus of the Seventy], September 27 (OCA)
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*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=18 Aristarchos, Pudens, Trophimos the Apostles of the 70], April 14 ([[GOARCH]])
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*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=735 Mark, Aristarchos, & Zenon, Apostles of the 70], September 27 (GOARCH)
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[[Category:Biblical Saints|Aristarchus]]
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[[Category:Bishops|Aristarchus]]
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[[Category:1st-century bishops|Aristarchus]]
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[[Category:Martyrs|Aristarchus]]
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[[Category:Saints|Aristarchus]]
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[[Category:Seventy Apostles]]
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[[Category: 1st-century saints]]
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[[ro:Apostolul Aristarh]]

Latest revision as of 05:32, October 25, 2012

The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle Aristarchus (also Aristarchos) of the Seventy was chosen by Jesus Christ to preach the good news contained in the Gospel. St. Aristarchus is commemorated with the Seventy on January 4, on April 14 or 15 with Ss. Pudens and Trophimus, and on September 27 together with Ss. Mark and Zenas.

Contents

Life

Aristarchus worked with the holy Apostle Paul in order to enlighten others with the written works of the Gospel. He was St. Paul's disciple and later became bishop of the city of Apamea in Syria.

He gave up his life and became a martyr under Emperor Nero.

Scriptural references

  • And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre, (Acts 19:29)
  • And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus, (Acts 20:4)
  • And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us. (Acts 27:2)
  • Aristarchus my fellow prisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him), (Colossians 4:10)
  • Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers, (Philemon 1:24)

Hymns

Troparion (Tone 3) [1]

Holy Apostle Aristarchus of the Seventy
entreat the merciful
to grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.

Troparion (Tone 4) [2]

Together let us honor the threefold choir of Christ's Apostles,
Aristarchus, Pudens and the holy Trophimus.
Like rivers filled with the wisdom of God
They poured out the water of the Word for all the world.
Through their intercessions, O Christ our God, have mercy on us!

Kontakion (Tone 1) [3]

Apostles of Christ and laborers of the Savior,
You are the light of the world.
Intercede for us who praise your holy memory,
And pray that we may be saved.

Kontakion (Tone 4) [4]

The Church ever sees you as a shining star, O Apostle Aristarchus,
Your miracles have manifested great enlightenment.
Therefore we cry out to Christ:
"Save those who with faith honor Your apostle, O Most Merciful One."

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