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Dionysius of Vienne

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Saint Hieromartyr saint '''Dionysius of Vienne''' was sixth Bishop of Vienne. Around A.D. 177 Dionysius succeeded St. Justus as [[w:Ancient Diocese of Vienne|Bishop of Vienne]], in [[w:Dauphiné|Dauphiné]], France.<ref>''[ May 8].'' Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.</ref> He was martyred after A.D. 193,<ref>{Greek} ''[ Ὁ Ἅγιος Διονύσιος ὁ Ἱερομάρτυρας].'' 8 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.</ref> under Emperor Septimius Severus, and his [[feast day]] is on [[May 8]].<ref group="note">According to ''[ A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines]'':<br>
<blockquote>"Sixth [[w:Ancient Diocese of Vienne|bishop of Vienne]]. He is said by [[w:Ado (archbishop)|Ado]] (''[[w:Patrologia Latina|Patrol. Lat.]]'' cxxiii. 24), bishop of Vienne who died in 875, to have lived until the reign of [[w:Pertinax|Helvius Pertinax]], A.D. 193. But great doubt is felt about the early bishops of Vienne, Ado being the only authority. The statements of [[w:Sulpicius Severus|Sulpicius Severus]] and [[w:Gregory of Tours|Gregory of Tours]] that Christianity was not introduced into Gaul till the third century are directly contradictory to Ado. Nothing can be determined. He is commemorated on the 9th of May, according to the Bollandists. According to the MS. ''Florarium Sanctorum'' he is commemorated on the 7th, according to [[Bede]] on the [[May 8|8th]]."</blockquote></ref>

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