The Monk Titus the Wonderworker devoted himself from the time of youth to the monastic life. He pursued asceticism in the ninth century at the Studite monastery near Constantinople. By his deeds of fasting, purity of life and mild disposition the Monk Titus gained the common love of the brethren and at their request he was ordained presbyter. Fervent of faith, the monk stood up bravely for the Orthodox veneration of icons during the time of Iconoclast persecution. For his virtuous life he was granted by God the gift of wonderworking. The saint expired to the Lord in old age.