Icon of Saint Callinicus I, Patriarch of Constantinople.

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

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.[1]

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


  1. Kiminas 2009, p. 44
  • Kiminas, Demetrius (2009). The Ecumenical Patriarchate: A History of Its Metropolitans With Annotated (2009 ed.). Wildside Press LLC. ISBN 1434458768.  - Total pages: 256
Preceded by
Paul III
Patriarch of Constantinople
Succeeded by

ka:კალინიკე Isr:Патријарх Калиник I

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