In Notre Damme Orthodox All Night Vigil served on the Eve of the feast day of St. Dionysius the Areopagite

The Orthodox All night vigil was served on October 9, in the church of Notre Dame, on the occasion of St. Dionysius, the first Parisian bishop, who is honoured by both the Orthodox and the Catholics.

The solemn service was held by the head of the Diocese of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in France, Metropolitan Emanuel of Gaul.

The Saint Dionysius the Areopagite - holy martyr, one of the seventy apostles. He was Athenian aristocrate, who was converted to Christianity by Saint Paul the Apostle during the significant speech in the Athenian areopagus.

According to the church tradition which was formed before the nineth century, Dionysius the Areopagite became the first bishop of Athens, and then later the first bishop of the city of Paris where he died aa a martyr. According to the legend, he was sentenced on the mountain near Paris, which was later called Monmartre (The Martyrs' Mountain). On the place where St. Dionysius was buried a monastery bearing his name was raised, which later became a Benedictine abbey of Saint Denis, where French kings were buried. 

Today in the scientific literature the difference between Dionysius the Areopagite and Dionysius of Paris was remained. TДанас је у научној литератури одржана разлика између светог Дионисија Ареопагита и светог Дионисија Париског. Међутим, They identify themselves in the calendars of all modern Orthodox churches. The Roman Catholic Church also supports this identification.

The remembrance of St. Dionysius Orthodox Church marks on October 2 and January 4 (in the Synaxis of 70 Apostles), and the western Christian on October 9. 

Source: Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral