Dionysius I

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Dionysius the Areopagite (Greek Διονύσιος ο Αρεοπαγίτης) was the judge of the Areopagus who, as related in Acts of the Apostles, (Acts 17:34), was converted to Christianity by the preaching of Saint Paul. According to Dionysius of Corinth, quoted by Eusebius, Historia Ecclesiae III: iv, this Dionysius then became Bishop of Athens and martyred in the persecution of emperor Domitian. He is considered the patron saint of Athens and his feast day is October 3.

Dionysius the Areopagite is not to be confused with Saint Dennis of Paris who lived in the 3rd Century AD.