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 Gortyn in 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 Church assigned the feast to 26 January so 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 America celebrates these two together with Silas on the same date (see Calendar of Saints).

"Titus Timotheus"?

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).


External links

* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14727b.htm Catholic Encyclopedia: "Epistles to St. Timothy and St. Titus"]

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