26 January 2008

Saint Titus

Today the Church celebrates the Memorial of Saint Titus. Titus, a Gentile, was a companion of Saint Paul. He was with Paul and Barnabas at Antioch and accompanied them to the Council of Jerusalem (Galatians 2:1-3). As time passed, Titus worked closely with Paul, and he is mentioned several times in Paul’s letters. Eventually, Paul consecrated him to serve as the first bishop of Gortyn in Crete. Scripture does not record his death, but according to church tradition, he died peacefully in the year 107.

Prayer of the Day
Lord God, light of the faithful and Shepherd of souls, through the ministry of the apostle Paul you called Titus to be a bishop in your Church, that he might feed the flock entrusted to him through your word and sacraments and guide them by his example. Grant that we may cling to the faith he taught and follow his example with humility and joy. We make our prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Morning Prayer Reading
Titus 2: 1-15

Divine Liturgy Readings
Titus 1: 1-16
John 15: 9-17

Evening Prayer Reading
Titus 3: 1-15


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