- Titus (Biblical)
; ] The last notice of him is in bibleverse|2|Timothy|4:10, where he appears with Paul at Rome during his second imprisonment. From Rome he was sent into
Dalmatia, no doubt on some important missionary errand. The New Testament does not record his death.
According to church tradition, Paul ordained Titus Bishop of
Gortynin Crete. He died in the year 107, aged about 95.
The feast day of St Titus was not included in the
Tridentine Calendar. When added in 1854, it was assigned to 6 February. ["Calendarium Romanum" (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1969), p. 86] In 1969, the Roman Catholic Churchassigned the feast to 26 Januaryso as to celebrate the two disciples of Paul the Apostle, Titus and Timothy, on the day after the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. ["Calendarium Romanum" (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1969), p. 116] The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Americacelebrates these two together with Silason the same date (see Calendar of Saints).
Richard G. Fellows argues that the name "Titus" in 2 Corinthians and Galatians is nothing more than an informal name used by Timothy. [Fellows, Richard G. "Was Titus Timothy?" "Journal for the Study of the New Testament" 81 (2001):33-58.] The theory proposes that 1 Cor. 4.17, 16.10, 2 Cor. 2.13, 7.6, 13-14, 12.18 and Acts 19.22 all refer to the same journey of a single individual, Titus-Timothy.
However, other biblical passages seem to dispute this theory, namely 2 Timothy, an epistle to Timothy, which states that Titus has gone to Dalmatia (2 Timothy 4.10).
* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14727b.htm Catholic Encyclopedia: "Epistles to St. Timothy and St. Titus"]
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