Jan. 26 Memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus, Bishops, Memorial

Entrance Antiphon, Ps 96 (95):3-4:Tell among the nations his glory, and his wonders among all the peoples, for the Lord is great and highly to be praised. Alleluia Verse, Lk 4:18:The Lord sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor and to proclaim liberty to captives. Communion Antiphon, Mk 16:15; Mt 28:20:Go into all the world, and proclaim the Gospel. I am with you always, says the Lord. St. Timothy (d. 97), born in Galatia in Asia Minor, was baptized and later ordained to the priesthood by St. Paul. The young Galatian became Paul’s missionary companion and his most beloved spiritual son. St. Paul showed his trust in this disciple by consecrating him bishop of the great city of Ephesus. St. Timothy was stoned to death thirty years after St. Paul’s martyrdom for having denounced the worship of the goddess Diana. In the 1962 Missal, St. Timothy’s feast is celebrated on January 24 and the feast of St. Titus is on February 6.

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