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Saint Titus

Titus was an early Christian missionary and church leader, a companion and disciple of Paul the Apostle, mentioned in several of the Pauline epistles including the Epistle to Titus. He is believed to be a Gentile converted to Christianity by Paul and, according to tradition, he was consecrated as Bishop of the Island of Crete. Titus brought a fundraising letter from Paul to Corinth. On Crete, Titus appointed presbyters in every city and remained there into his old age, dying in Gortyna, near the city of Candia. Titus was a Greek from Antioch, said to have studied Greek philosophy and poetry in his early years, he seems to have been converted by whereupon he served as Paul's secretary and interpreter. In the year 49, Titus accompanied Paul to the council held at Jerusalem, on the subject of the Mosaic rites. Towards the close of the year 56, Paul, as he himself departed from Asia, sent Titus from Ephesus to Corinth, with full commission to remedy the fallout precipitated by Timothy's delivery of 1 Corinthians and Paul's "Painful Visit" a significant personal offense and challenge to Paul's authority by one unnamed individual.

During this journey, Titus served as the courier for what is known as the "Severe Letter", a Pauline missive, lost but is referred to in 2 Corinthians. After success on this mission, Titus met Paul in Macedonia. There the apostle, overjoyed by Titus' success, wrote 2 Corinthians. Titus returned to Corinth with a larger entourage, carrying 2 Corinthians with him. Paul joined Titus in Corinth later. From Corinth, Paul sent Titus to organize the collections of alms for the Christians at Jerusalem. Titus was therefore a troubleshooter, peacemaker and missionary. Early church tradition holds that Paul, after his release from his first imprisonment in Rome, stopped at the island of Crete to preach. Due to the needs of other churches, requiring his presence elsewhere, he ordained his disciple Titus as bishop of that island, left him to finish the work he had started. Chrysostom says. Paul summoned Titus from Crete to join him at Nicopolis in Epirus. Titus traveled to Dalmatia; the New Testament does not record his death.

It has been argued that the name "Titus" in 2 Corinthians and Galatians is nothing more than an informal name used by Timothy, implied by the fact that though both are said to be long-term close companions of Paul, they never appear in common scenes. The theory proposes that a number of passages—1 Cor. 4:17, 16.10. 2 Timothy seems to dispute this, by claiming. The fact that Paul made a point of circumcising Timothy but refused to circumcise Titus would indicate that they are different men, although certain manuscripts of Galatians have been taken to indicate that Paul did circumcise Titus; the feast day of Titus was not included in the Tridentine Calendar. When added in 1854, it was assigned to 6 February. In 1969, the Catholic Church assigned the feast to 26 January so as to celebrate the two disciples of Paul and Timothy, the day after the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul; the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America celebrates these two, together with Silas, on the same date. The Orthodox Church commemorates him on 4 January.

His relics, now consisting of only his skull, are venerated in the Church of St. Titus, Crete, to which it was returned in 1966 after being removed to Venice during the Turkish occupation. St. Titus is the patron saint of the United States Army Chaplain Corps; the Corps has established the Order of Titus Award, described by the Department of Defense: Order of Titus award is the only award presented by the Chief of Chaplains to recognize outstanding performance of ministry by chaplains and chaplain assistants. The Order of Titus is awarded for meritorious contributions to the unique and visible Unit Ministry Team Observer Controller Program; the award recognizes the great importance of realistic, doctrinally guided combat ministry training in ensuring the delivery of prevailing religious support to the American Soldier

Attwood-Hopson House

The Attwood-Hopson House is a historic house on the east side of Arkansas Highway 8 on the northern fringe of New Edinburg, Arkansas. The house was built c. 1890 by a local merchant. It was built in the then-fashionable Queen Anne style, but was remade in the Craftsman style in 1917 by builder Emmett Moseley, it is a 1.5 story wood frame house built on a foundation of poured brick piers. Its roof is a multi-level gable-on-hip design, with shed dormers on each elevation. A porch wraps around three sides of the building, is extended at the back to provide a carport; the interior was not remade in 1917, retains Colonial Revival details. In addition to being a distinctive local instance of Craftsman styling, the house was the first in the area to be wired for electricity at the time of its construction, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, at which time it was owned by the Hopson family. National Register of Historic Places listings in Cleveland County, Arkansas

Shades of Greene

Shades of Greene is a British television series based on short stories written by the author Graham Greene. The series began in 1975, with each hour-long episode featuring a dramatisation of one of Greene's stories, many of which dealt with issues such as guilt and the Catholic faith, as well as looking at life in general. Actors to have appeared in the series include John Gielgud, Leo McKern, Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Lesley Dunlop, John Hurt and Roy Kinnear; the series ran for two seasons. The series was broadcast by the Nine Network in Australia; these 18 short stories were re-published in their original form, with cast list and names of dramatiser and director, in the collection Shades of Greene jointly by The Bodley Head and William Heinemann, London, in 1975. ISBN 0 370 10604 0 Shades of Greene on IMDb