Today's Saint (February 6): Titus, Bishop and Confessor

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Titus and Paul


Titus was a disciple of the apostle Paul while they journeyed together in Crete. He was made bishop by Paul to that island, according to Eusebius, (Bishop of Caesarea and author of "Ecclesiastical History"), attended the Apostles' Council at Jerusalem (Gal. 2.1), and was also sent to organize the Church in Corinth.

Saint Paul loved Titus because of his steadfastness and loyalty to the Faith. He lived to be in his 90's and died in 107.

As "the harvest is great, and the labourers are few," pray that God raises up men like Titus to do the work of the apostolic ministry. (The day's Gospel, page E 31, The People's Anglican Missal)

Titus is the patron saint of the United States Army Chaplain Corps.

The accompanying icon is an image of Saint Paul and Titus holding a model of the island of Crete.

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Books Worth Considering
Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
The Treasury of Saints and Martyrs
The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (Oxford Paperback Reference)
The Penguin Dictionary of Saints: Third Edition (Dictionary, Penguin)