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St. Titus

I Century
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


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