Commemorated on April 14
All three are mentioned by name by the Apostle Paul.
Aristarchus is mentioned in Acts 19:29, Colossians
4:10 and Philemon 24. He was bishop of Apamea in Syria; St Paul calls him 'my
fellow-prisoner' and 'my fellow-laborer'.
Pudens is mentioned in 2 Timothy 4:21. He was a
prominent Roman citizen who gave refuge to Christians; his house was first a
place of refuge for the Apostles, then one of the first churches in Rome.
Trophimus is mentioned with Pudens in 2 Timothy 4:21,
and in Acts 21:29, where we learn that he was from Ephesus. He accompanied the
Apostle Paul on some of his missions.
All three, like St Paul, were beheaded during Nero's persecutions.