Saint Dionysius the Aeropagite

Saint Dionysius the AeropagiteAlso known as

  • Denis the Aeropagite
  • Dionysius of Athens



Assessor of the Areopagus. Converted from paganism to Christianity by Saint Paul the Apostle (Acts 17:34). Married to Saint Athens. Early writers say he became the first bishop of Athens, Greece, and was martyred. Later writers confused his story with that of Denis of France and others of the name in that period.




Additional Information


Some of the people became followers of Paul and believed. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus, also a woman named Damaris, and a number of others. – Acts 17:42

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Dionysius the Aeropagite“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 October 2015. Web. 30 November 2015. <>