SS Titus, Gregory of Nyssa & Blaise - S332
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SS Titus, Gregory of Nyssa & Blaise - S332

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SS Titus, Gregory of Nyssa & Blaise - S332

Product #: S332
Date: 16th c.
Location: Dionysiou Monastery, Mt. Athos
Heritage: Greek
Church Feast Day 1: Aug 25
Church Feast Day 2: Jan 10
Church Feast Day 3: Feb 11

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The Apostle Titus (on the left) was from Crete and educated in Greek philosophy and poetry.  Guided in a dream as a young man, he went to Jerusalem and heard Jesus preach.  Later he was baptized by St. Paul and made the Bishop of Crete.  Present at St. Paul’s beheading, he buried his teacher’s body.  He converted many in his Apostolic work, and died full of years at the age of 94.

St. Gregory of Nyssa (in the center) was the brother of St. Basil the Great and a married priest.  After his wife died, he became a monk and was made the Bishop of Nyssa.  He was a renowned preacher, author, and champion of Orthodoxy at the Second Ecumenical Council in a.d. 381.  The final part of the Nicean Creed about the Holy Spirit is attributed to him.

St. Blaise (on the right), virtuous from his youth, became  the Bishop of Sebaste.  By his prayers and teaching, many were touched and baptized.  During a severe persecution of Christians, St. Blaise lived in a cave nearby, but was brought to trial before the governor and was tortured until he gave his soul to Christ in a.d. 316.  He is known to heal throat diseases and for help with animals.   


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