[[Image:Titus.jpg|frame|right|Holy Apostle Titus]]
Holy '''Apostle Titus''' was born into idolatry on Crete, though he was of Greek origin. Having believed in [[Christ]] through the [[Apostle Paul]], he became Paul's disciple and follower and labored with him greatly in the preaching of the [[Gospel]]. He was one of the [[Apostle|Seventy Apostles]]. == His life==
In Jerusalem, St Titus heard [[Christ]]'s preaching and believed in him. He then witnessed the suffering and death of the Savior on the Cross, his glorious Resurrection and Ascension to
Heaven. On the day of [[Pentecost]] the future apostle heard how the Twelve Apostles, after the descent of the [[Holy Spirit]], spoke in various languages, among which was the Cretan language ([[Acts]] 2: 11).
Paul ordained him [[Bishop]] of Crete, and he later wrote to him the [[epistle]] which bears his name.
St Titus died peacefully at the age of 97 and is commemorated by the Church on [[August 25]].
[[Troparion]] (Tone 3) :Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Titus,
:Entreat the merciful God,
:To grant our souls forgiveness of transgressions.
:Therefore we cry out to you:
:Never cease to intercede for the sake of us all!
*[http://home.it.net.au/~jgrapsas/pages/titus.htm Apostle Titus]
– From the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia*[http://ocafs.oca.org/ FeastSaintsLife.asp?FSID=102393 Apostle Titus of the Seventy and Bishop of Crete ] from the [[ OCA]] website.
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