Book of Saints – Hierotheus


(Saint) Bishop (October 4) (1st century) The tradition is that Saint Hierotheus was an Athenian, an Areopagite and a disciple of Saint Paul. He is also presented as the friend and teacher of Saint Denis; and is said to have himself in course of time become Bishop of Athens. The writings which bear the name of Saint Denis the Areopagite make mention of Hierotheus in several places, and refer to writings of his on Mystical Theology. Among the moderns, some deny his very existence, others post-date him to the third or fourth century of the Christian era.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Hierotheus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 September 2013. Web. 28 September 2020. <>