Rufus: Red, the son of Simon the Cyrenian
(Mark 15:21) whom the Roman soldiers
compelled to carry the cross on which our Lord was crucified.
Probably it is the same person who is again mentioned in
(Romans 16:13) as
a disciple at Rome, whose mother also was a Christian held in esteem
by the apostle. Mark mentions him along with his brother Alexander as
persons well known to his readers