Saint Days: Timothy and Titus
Today in the Christian Calendar, we commemorate St. Timothy and St. Titus were companions of St. Paul.
Timothy served as the Bishop of of Ephesus during the first-century. Tradition places his death sometime around 97 AD. His mother was a Jewish convert to Christianity and his father was Greek. His mother and grandmother are both commended by Paul in 2 Timothy 1:5.
Titus was a missionary and probably the Bishop of Crete. He was a Greek who had studied philosophy but converted to Christianity and served as Paul's secretary and interpreter. He was present at the Council of Jerusalem.
Let us pray with Sts. Timothy and Titus in mind:
O God, our heavenly Father, who raised up your faithful servants St. Timothy and St. Titus to be bishops and pastors in your Church and to feed your flock: Give abundantly to all pastors the gifts of your Holy Spirit, that they may minister in your household as true servants of Christ and stewards of your divine mysteries; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.