St Dionysius

1) (d.c.95) "The Areopagite" was the first bishop of Athens. He was originally pagan, but when he heard St. Paul preach on the Areopage he converted to the Christian faith.
He was killed for his faith.
His icons are sometimes decorated with vine leaves, which has made some people connect him with his pagan namesake, the pagan god Dionysus.

Orthodox nameday: 3/10
2) (2nd century) "...of Corinth". Bishop in Corinth who wrote many letters, some of which are still preserved. In one of these letters he described the death of St. Paul and St. Peter.

Orthodox nameday: 17/12

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