St. Titus, January 26th

1st Reading: Acts 20:28-35 Epistle: Titus 1:1-9 Gospel: Luke 10:1-9

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St. Titus, Pastor

Saint Titus was a companion and secretary of Saint Paul, mentioned in several of the Pauline epistles. Titus was with Paul and Barnabas at Antioch and accompanied them to the Council of Jerusalem (Galatians 2:1-3).

He appears to have been a Gentile — for Paul sternly refused to have him circumcised, because the Gospel frees Christians from the requirements of the Mosaic Law — and to have been chiefly engaged in ministering to Gentiles.

At a later period, Paul’s epistles place him with Paul and Timothy at Ephesus, where he was sent by Paul to Corinth for the purpose of getting the contributions of the church sent to the poor Christians at Jerusalem (2 Corinthians 8:6; 12:18).

He rejoined Paul when he was in Macedonia, and cheered him with the tidings he brought from Corinth (2 Corinthians 7:6-15). After this his name is not mentioned until after Paul’s first imprisonment, when he was engaged in the organization of the church in Crete, where Paul had left him for this purpose (Titus 1:5). The last mention of him is in 2 Timothy 4:10, where he appeared with Paul at Rome during his second imprisonment. From Rome he was sent into Dalmatia.

According to tradition, Paul ordained Titus bishop of Gortyn in Crete. Titus died in the year 107 A.D., about 95 years old.

Source: "Titus (Biblical)"

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