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How did Titus do in Crete?


Titus led the church in Crete until 105 AD, when he died at age 94. The church in Crete experienced many internal and external stresses, much of it due to the friction of the island. These tensions, however, did not impact the religious strength or stamina of the church on the island.


In January 250, Trajan Decius issued the edict for the suppression of Christianity. He demanded that the bishops and officers of the church make sacrifices for the Emperor. Crete is famous for their "Ten surmountable martyrs" who were martyred under Decious. So famous and revered are these Cretians that whenever the Byzantines wrote about the island of Crete, they were almost always mentioned. Titus produced a church that did not melt!

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