Apollinaris, St

Apollinaris, ST.

(1.) first bishop of Ravenna, in the 1st or 2d century; suffered much, and even unto blood, in-his attempts to plant the faith. Some accounts say that he was martyred by the heathen, but Peter Chrysologus denies 'this; however this may be, the Church honors him as a martyr on July 23. See Baillet, July 23.

(2.) The companion of St. Timotheus, both being martyred together at Rheims in the 3d or 4th century. Their festival is on Aug. 23.

(3.) (St. Aiploumay.) Bishop of Valence, on the Rhone; was the son of St. Isicus, and elder brother of St. Avitus, both of whom were bishops of Vienne. Having been consecrated bishop, he continued to wage inexorable war against all vice and heresy, until Sigismund, king of Burgundy, banished him for attending a synod at Lyons, in which Stephen, the royal, treasurer, was excommunicated for incest with his wife's sister. He afterwards returned to his see; and in 517 he attended the Council of Epaone. He died probably in 525, and is commemorated on Oct. 5. See Baillet, Oct. 5.

 
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