Callinicus is likewise the name of a martyr at Apo.
1. Ionia under Decius, commemorated Jan. 28; and of a third, commemorated Dec. 14.
2. A Greek sophist and rhetorician, usually assigned to the reign of Gallienus, A.D. 259-268. Clinton (Fasti Rom. ann. 266) points out that the sophist is also assigned to a later date and thinks that Suidas may have confounded two Callinici. Among the Works ascribed to him by Suidas (p. 1961 B) are ten books on Alexandrian history, referred to by Jerome (Prorm. Com. in Daniel).
3. Bishop. of Perga, in Pamphylia, at the Council of Nice, A.D. 325.
4. A. Melitian bishop of Pelusium, who slandered Athanasius in 331, accused him at Tyre, in 335, of breaking a chalice, and of deposing and ill- treating himself. He was. present at the Council of Sardica, and asked permission of the Council of Nice to persevere in schism.
5. Bishop elect of Sangra, sent by Eusebius of Ancyvra, who was himself unwilling to, ordain him, to Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople, for ordination (A.D. 434-446). He was sent back, however, to Eusebius, who ordained him. He died Soon after.
6. Bishop of Apamea, in Bithynia, named the patriarch of Antioch, as well as those of Rome and Constantinople, as leading him to condemn Dioscorus at the Council of Chalcedon (A.D. 451)..
7. Patriarch of Constantinople, A.D. 693 (or 692) till 705, was previously presbyter and treasurer of the Church of Blachernze. Soon after his appointment he offended the emperor Justinian by refusing to compose a prayer to be said at the removal of a church. It soon came to his ears that orders had been given to Stephen, the governor of Constantinople, for a general massacre of its inhabitants, to begin with the patriarch. This intelligence, doubtless, dispose, him to receive Leontius as a deliverer; and he accompanied that usurper to the font on his entry into the city, publicly welcoming him with the cry, "This is the. day which the Lord hath made." On the return of Jutstinian, in 705, Callinicus was deprived of his eyes and banished to Rome. See Theophilus, Chron. p. 313; Niceph. Constant. Brevitrlium, p. 28.