Older men are to be temperate, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in endurance. – Titus 2:2
From Paul’s Espitle to Titus.
WHO was Titus?
Titus was a christian minister that also accompanied Paul on at least one of his travels. In Titus 1:4 he is described by Paul as a “child of the faith”. Upon completing a journey to the island of Crete, Paul had established new churches of which Titus had influence over. Not mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles, he was noted in Galatians where Paul writes of journeying to Jerusalem with Barnabas, accompanied by Titus. He was then dispatched to Corinth, Greece, where he successfully reconciled the Christian community there with Paul, its founder. Titus was later left on the island of Crete to help organize the Church, although he soon went to Dalmatia, Croatia. According to Eusebius of Caesarea in the Ecclesiastical History, he served as the first bishop of Crete. He was buried in Cortyna (Gortyna), Crete; his head was later translated to Venice during the invasion of Crete by the Saracens in 832 and was enshrined in St. Mark’s, Venice, Italy.