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St. Titus of Crete

FEBRUARY 6 is the traditional memorial of ST. TITUS, BISHOP OF CRETE. Titus was a Greek native of Antioch, who was well trained in Greek philosophy and poetry. He was converted by Paul and served as Paul's interpreter and secretary, at first. As time went on, Titus became troubleshooter, peacemaker, administrator and missionary. Paul consecrated Titus as the bishop of Crete, where it is assumed he died around 100 AD.

Titus is the patron of the United States Chaplain's Corps.

"But speak thou the things that become sound doctrine: that the aged men be sober, chaste, prudent, sound in faith, in love, in patience. The aged women, in like manner, in holy attire, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teaching well…."

Titus ii, 1-3


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