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A disciple of Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, whom he succeeded in A.D. 338 or 340. He was surnamed Μονόφθαλμος (Luscus), and wrote a Life of Eusebius, not extant; 17 volumes of Commentaries on Ecclesiastes; and 6 volumes of Miscellanies. Acacius was the leader of the sect called Acacians, who denied the Son to be of the same substance as the Father.


A patriarch of Constantinople in 471, who established the superiority of his see over the Eastern bishops. He was a favorite with the Emperor Zeno, who protected him against the Pope. Two letters of his are extant, to Petrus Trullo, and Pope Simplicius.


A bishop of Melitené, in Armenia Minor, present at the Council of Ephesus in 431, and who left in the Councils (vol. iii.) a Homily against Nestorius.


A bishop of Amida, distinguished for piety and charity in having sold church-plate, etc., to redeem 7000 Persian prisoners on the Tigris, in Mesopotamia. His death is commemorated in the Latin Church on April 9th.

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