An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church


(2 Cor 8:23). Titus and Barnabas went with Paul to Jerusalem at the time of the apostolic council (c. 50) (Gal 2:1). This council decided to accept Gentiles as full members of the church. Although Titus was a Greek, he was not compelled to be circumcised (Gal 2:3). Paul sent Titus as his representative to Corinth, and he was comforted by the news that Titus brought him (2 Cor 7:6-16). Titus shared Paul's eagerness for the spiritual welfare of the Corinthians (2 Cor 8:16). Titus is identified as the recipient of a letter from Paul that is included in the NT. However, Paul's role in authoring this letter is disputed by scholars. In this letter, Paul states that he left Titus in Crete to “put in order what remained to be done” for the church, and to “appoint elders in every town” (Ti 1:5). Titus is believed to have become the first Bishop of Crete. Timothy and Titus are commemorated on Jan. 26 in the Episcopal calendar of the church year.

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