APOLLINARIS (Saint) Martyr (August 23) (3rd century) A gaoler at Rheims (France), who, on witnessing the constancy of Saint Timothy and the heavenly visions with which he was comforted, threw himself at his feet and begged to be made a Christian. They were both beheaded by the Governor Lampadus, who is said to have been in punishment struck by lightning, obsessed by a devil, and in the end suffocated by the Evil One. Many churches were erected in honour of Saint Apollinaris. and many miracles wrought at the tomb at Rheims of the Martyr and his fellow-sufferer. Some assert that Saint Apollinaris is a Saint of the first century, but it is now commonly admitted that he is to be dated two hundred years later.