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Dionysius of Zakyanthos

09.09.2016 in Arts & Culture, History

Dionysius of Zakyanthos Saint Dionysius of Zakynthos is a profound figure of the Greek Orthodox Church. He followed a humble and spiritual path in life that later saw the recognition of his sainthood and the miraculous preservation of his body. Life Saint Dionysius was born in 1547 to a wealthy family who provided him with theological education and the knowledge of several foreign languages that enhanced his distinguished intellect and spirituality.   After the death of his parents, at the age of 20, he decided to devote his life to God, become a monk and lead an ascetic life. In 1560 he…