St. Thomas, Apostle

Today the Church pauses to remember St. Thomas the Apostle. There is much by way of traditional lore about this apostle including the tradition that he traveled as far as India in his mission of preaching the Gospel.  There are several different accounts of his death, but the most prevalent is that he was killed by four lance thrusts.  The legends regarding his burial and the place of his relics are long and complicated.  However, today the most popular Christian name in India is Thomas, indicating that the Christians of India have special regard for him and embrace the history that brought him to India to preach the Gospel.

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