St. Dionysios of Corinth icon

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Orthodox icon of Saint Dionysius, Dionysios Bishop of Corinth. Copy of a contemporary icon

Commemorated December 29.

Saint Dionysios was a bishop of Corinth and lived in the second century AD. (around 160 AD) in the time of the emperor Marcus Aurelius. According to Meletius, Saint Dionysius was a very well educated and pious man.

He cared not only for his flock, but also for the other Churches, with which he communicated by letters. The historian Eusebius characterizes this communication as a divine teaching. It is said he was martyred by the sword.