February 27, 2020

Saint Titus the Soldier of the Kiev Caves (+ 14th cent.)

St. Titus the Soldier of the Kiev Caves (Feast Day - February 27)

Venerable Titus was a soldier who was known for his bravery. One day, he was seriously wounded with a head injury in battle. An illness caused by his wound forced him to leave the military service, so he entered the Kiev Caves Monastery. There he received healing and was tonsured a monk. 

Titus spent his time in unceasing mourning for his earlier sins. Before his death Titus was informed through a heavenly apparition that all of his sins were forgiven. His relics repose in the Far Caves of Theodosius.