Companion and secretary to St. Paul, Titus was a Greek convert and served,
according to Eusebius, as the first bishop of Crete. Probably a native of
Antioch, Titus went with Paul to the Council of Jerusalem to argue that
Gentiles are not required to keep Hebrew customs, like circumcision. Paul
twice sent him to Corinth with letters for the Christian community there;
Paul sent him also to Dalmatia and Crete. Titus is said to have died at
Gortyna, where his relics were kept until the Saracen invasion of 823.
Karen Rae Keck
- St. Andrew of Crete:
In Apost. Titum.
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