A disciple of Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, whom he succeeded in A.D. 338 or 340. He was
and wrote a Life of Eusebius
, not extant; 17 volumes of Commentaries on
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
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.