Callinicus I of Constantinople

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Icon of Saint Callinicus I, Patriarch of Constantinople.

Kallinikos I was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 693 to 705.[1]

Callinicus helped to depose Emperor Justinian II and place Leontios on the Byzantine throne.

Upon Justinian's triumphant return to Constantinople and reinstatement as Emperor, Callinicus was arrested and blinded before being imprisoned in a monastery.[2]

He is recognized as a saint by the Eastern Orthodox Church; his feast day is celebrated on August 23.


  1. "List of Patriarchs". Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Retrieved July 18, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Kiminas 2009, p. 44
  • Kiminas, Demetrius (2009). The Ecumenical Patriarchate: A History of Its Metropolitans With Annotated (2009 ed.). Wildside Press LLC. ISBN 1-4344-5876-8.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> - Total pages: 256
Titles of Chalcedonian Christianity
Preceded by
Paul III
Patriarch of Constantinople
Succeeded by