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Maca'rius

4. Of ANTIOCH. Macarius was patriarch of Antioch in the seventh century. He held the doctrine of the Monothelites; and having attended the sixth general or third Constantinopolitan council (A. D. 680, 681), and there boldly avowed his heresy, affirming that Christ's will was " that of a God-man" (Δεανδρικήν,); and having further boldly declared that he would rather be torn limb from limb than renounce his opinions, his was deposed and banished. His Ἔκθεσις ῎ητοι ὁμολογία πιστεως, Expositio sive Confessio Fidei; and some passages from his Προσφωνητικὸς πρὸς βασιλέα λόγς, Hortatorius ad Imperatorem Sermo; his Λογος ἀποσταλεὶς Λουκᾷ πρεσβυτέρῳ καὶ μοναχῷ τῷ ἐν Ἀφρικῇ, Liber ad Lucam Presbyterumn et Monachum in Africa missus; and from one or two other of his pieces, are given in the Concilia, vol. vi. col. 743, 902, &c., ed. Labbe; vol. iii. col. 1168, 1300, &c., ed. Hardouin; vol. xi. col. 349, 512, &c., ed. Mansi. (Cave, Hist. Litt. ad ann. 680; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. 8.368.) This heretical Macarius of Antioch is not to be confounded with a saint of later date, but of the same name, " archbishop of Antioch in Armenia," who died an exile at Ghent in Flanders, in the early part of the eleventh century, and of whom an account is given by the Bollandists in the Acta Sanctorum, a. d. 10 Aprilis. Of what Antioch this later Macarius was archbishop is not determined. There is no episcopal city of Antioch in Armenia properly so called.

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