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Saint Thomas in India

M. Immanuel

Saint Thomas in India

a critical view

by M. Immanuel

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Published by Historical Research & Publications Trust in Nagercoil .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Thomas, -- Apostle, Saint, -- 1st cent,
  • Christianity -- India -- Travancore (Princely State) -- History,
  • Christianity -- India -- Kanniyākumāri (District) -- History,
  • Nadars -- Religion,
  • Travancore Princely State -- Church history,
  • Kanniyākumāri (India : District) -- Church history

  • About the Edition

    An arguement that St. Thomas"s first converts in India were from the Nadar caste of Travancore Princely State and Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu State.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementM. Immanuel.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR1156.T73 I44 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 120 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages120
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24045970M
    ISBN 109788190150637
    LC Control Number2009346890
    OCLC/WorldCa435629724

      Saint Thomas the Apostle, also known as "Doubting Thomas." Lifetime 1st century (birth year unknown - died in 72 AD), in Galilee when it was part of the ancient Roman Empire (now part of Israel), Syria, ancient Persia, and India. Thomas was the eighth apostle, and he was chosen by Philip. In later times he has become known as "doubting Thomas," but his fellow apostles hardly looked upon him as a chronic doubter. True, his was a logical, skeptical type of mind, but he had a form of courageous loyalty which forbade those who knew him intimately to regard him as a trifling skeptic.

    According to tradition, Thomas was martyred, or killed for his beliefs, in India after the local religious authorities were upset with Thomas' teachings and decapitated him. Painting of the.   The St. Thomas legend, which they brought with them from Syria, was easy enough to adapt to India. St. Thomas was already the patron saint of “India”, “India” being not the subcontinent that we know but a synonym for Asia and all those lands that lay east of the Roman Empire’s borders.

    Archaeologists have unearthed Roman coins of the first century AD in southern India which further corroborates the presence of westerners in India during this time. Thomas was killed with a spear, according to Foxe's Book of Martyrs: "Called Didymus, preached the Gospel in Parthia and India, where exciting the rage of the pagan priests (Brahmin.   Stephen Andrew Missick discusses the up-coming movie about the missionary journeys of "Doubting" Thomas the Apostle.


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Thomas, (born, probably Galilee—died 53 ce, Madras, India; Western feast day Decem feast day in Roman and Syrian Catholic churches July 3, in the Greek church October 6), one of the Twelve Apostles.

His name in Aramaic (Teʾoma) and Greek (Didymos) means “twin”; John identifies him as “Thomas, called the Twin.” He is. Serena Fass is an year-old writer, photographer and wanderer who has followed St. Thomas’s progress across much of Asia. Her book In the Footsteps of St. Thomas corroborates the evidence that.

Historical records prove with authentic evidence that Saint Thomas the Apostle really visited India. The Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) found several historical records and traditions that authenticate Apostle Thomas traveled by sea.

The unique story of Jesus, Saint Thomas his Apostle, and how the Dharma of India became part of Saint Thomas Christianity *Award Winning* There is a strong connection between Jesus and India, both historically and philosophically.

And his disciple, Saint Thomas, who was the apostle of India, built upon the foundation of that connection.4/5(). Various historical records and traditions indicate that Thomas traveled by sea to India in AD He was later martyred and buried there after witnessing to the Indian people.

The tomb of St. Thomas is in Mylapore, India. A poet, St. Ephrem, recorded in his hymns and poetry that Thomas worked miracles in the Indian city of Edessa. A Syrian. "Original Christianity" is the teaching of both Jesus of Nazareth and his Apostle Saint Thomas in India. But although it was new to the Mediterranean world, it was really the classical, traditional teachings of the ancient rishis of India that even today comprise Sanatana Dharma, the Eternal Dharma, that goes far beyond religion into realization.4/5().

20 Saint Thomas, Missionary Apostle to India. The Seventh Act: The general of India approaches Thomas that he might help his wife and daughter whom a violent man attacked (). Thomas. entrusts a deacon, Xanthippus, to care for the community, and the apostles continues on the road with the Size: KB.

The Surprisingly Early History of Christianity in India Modern Syrian Christians of Kerala believe that the Apostle Thomas visited in A.D. 52 to baptize their ancestors. (Gospel of Thomas ).

The opposition of “wealth” and “poverty” shows up the sharp contrast between the precious soul and the worthless body. Jesus is similarly negative about the material cosmos: “Whoever has come to know the world has found a corpse” (Gospel of Thomas ).

In Thomas, to be dead like a corpse is to be in the. Thomas was born a Jew and was called to be one of the twelve Apostles. His birth and death dates are unknown, but his feast day is celebrated July 3.

He lived before the formal establishment of the Catholic Church but is recognized as the patron saint of architects. He was a dedicated but.

India. COGwriter. July 3rd is held to be the ‘day’ for Thomas the apostle. He is believed to have been stabbed with a spear c in while in prayer on a hill in Mylapur, India.

Thomas is mentioned various times in the Bible. In MatthewMarkand Luke his name is listed next to the Apostle Matthew. All this showed that if St Thomas had wanted to come to India, the passage from Palestine, far from being near-impossible, would in fact have been easier, more. Nevetheless, all of the Lord's disciples continued spreading His gospel, even to the point of death.

According to tradition, Saint Thomas was murdered while preaching in Calamine, a city in India in which the Apostle is noted to have lived at one time.

We have little information about Saint Thomas’ life from New Testament writings. However. Alphonse Mingana, The Early Spread of Christianity in India (Manchester: Manchester University Press, ), Romila Thapar, “Historical Traditions in Early India: c.

B.C. to c. AD ,” The Oxford History of Historical Writing, ed., Andrew Feldherr and Grant Hardy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ), Ian Gillman and Hans-Joachim Klimkeit, Christians in.

The Indian Christians of St. Thomas: Milne Rae in his book, The Syrian Church in India (published by Black & Sons, Edinburgh) says that the Apostle St. Thomas preached only in India north of the Ganges, and not in the south.

He further points out that the Syrian tradition of Brahmin converts by the Apostle is baseless.3/5(2).

Thomas, Reluctant Missionary Accounts of Thomas’ missionary activities are unreliable, but the most widely accepted report holds that he preached in India, although he was reluctant to start the mission.

According to the Acta Thomae, the apostles divided up the world for their missionary labors, and India fell to Thomas. However, Thomas. Thomas Christians, indigenous Indian Christian groups who have traditionally lived in Kerala, India. Claiming to have been evangelized by Saint Thomas the Apostle, Thomas Christians ecclesiastically, liturgically, and linguistically represent one.

Saint Thomas the Apostle. December The Collect. Almighty and everliving God, who for the more confirmation of the faith didst suffer thy holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in thy Son's resurrection: Grant us so perfectly, and without all doubt, to believe in thy Son Jesus Christ, that our faith in thy sight may never be reproved.

Hear us, O Lord, through the same Jesus Christ. The book tells us that Thomas started from Jerusalem spent a few time in Syria and reached Afghanistan. Its ruler was Gondophernes. Thomas converted the ruler and his brother. Thereafter his journey was to Mazda where there he became martyr.

See The Saint Thomas Christian Encyclopedia of India, Vol. 2, Trissur,p 3. Original Contributions to the St. Thomas Christian Encyclopaedia (,) include the following Major Articles: Faith and Character of St. Thomas â Mathew Vellanickal Mission and Life of St.

Thomas in India â Dr. Varkey Vithayathil Excavations at S. Tome-Mylapore â E. Hambye Roads to India â Maggy G. Menachery Did St. Thomas Really Come to India â H. Comes The. St. Thomas the Apostle (After the prototype of Christ; Istanbul, 13th Century C.E.) This icon was created as a gift to the people of the Madhya/Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India (CSI) as a means to let them know of the concerns and prayers of the Diocese of Oregon for them as they recover from the devastation of the December tsunami.The Acts of Thomas (c.

AD ) is the earliest literary account of the martyrdom of Thomas in India. It begins with the apostles in Jerusalem dividing up the world for missions.

According to lot, Thomas was assigned to go to India, but he reluctantly objected, even though Jesus appears to him at night. Shortly thereafter a merchant named. Saint Thomas Occupation Saint Death Date c. Decem Place of Death Mylapore, India AKA Saint Thomas Judas Thomas Doubting Thomas St.

Thomas Saint Thomas the Apostle St Thomas Didymus St.