Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops
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St. Timothy (d.97) was the son of a pagan father and a Hebrew-Christian mother, Eunice. He was a disciple of St. Paul. St. Paul consecrated him Bishop of Ephesus. According to a fourth century story, he was beaten to death by a mob when he opposed the observance of a pagan festival. St. Titus was also a friend and disciple of St. Paul who ordained him Bishop of Crete. St. Paul wrote to these two disciples three pastoral letters, which gave glimpses of the structure of the Church.
Sts. Timothy and Titus, pray for us!
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From a homily by Saint John Chrysostom, bishop
I have fought the good fight
Though housed in a narrow prison, Paul dwelt in heaven. He accepted beatings and wounds more readily than others reach out for rewards. Sufferings he…
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