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  St. Thomas - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online
Thomas was a Jew, called to be one of the twelve Apostles.
When Jesus said He was returning to Judea to visit His sick friend Lazarus, Thomas immediately exhorted the other Apostles to accompany Him on the trip which involved certain danger and possible death because of the mounting hostility of the authorities.
Thomas is also mentioned as being present at another Resurrection appearance of Jesus - at Lake Tiberias when a miraculous catch of fish occurred.
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  Thomas (apostle)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A long public tradition in the church at Edessa honoring Thomas as the Apostle of India resulted in several surviving hymns that are attributed to Ephrem, copied in codices of the 8th and 9th centuries.
The various denominations of modern Saint Thomas Christians ascribe their unwritten tradition to the end of the 2nd century and believe that Thomas landed at Kodungallur in AD 52 and founded the churches popularly known as 'Ezharappallikal', meaning Seven and Half churches.
Thomas is like the synoptic gospels in speaking of Jesus as human, as Origen noticed: "none of them clearly spoke of his divinity, as John does" (Commentary on John 1.6).
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  Thomas the Apostle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some have seen in the Acts of Thomas (written in east Syria in the early 3rd century, or perhaps as early as the first half of the 2nd century) an identification of Saint Thomas with the apostle Judas son of James, better known in English as Jude.
Thomas is revered as a saint in both the Roman Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and is remembered each year on Saint Thomas Sunday, which is always one week after Easter.
A long public tradition in the church at Edessa honoring Thomas as the Apostle of India resulted in several surviving hymns that are attributed to Ephrem, copied in codices of the 8th and 9th centuries.
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 Twelve Apostles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apostle of the Alleghanies: Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin, 1770–1840
Apostle to the Armenians: Saint Gregory the Illuminator, 256–331
Apostle to the Pomeranians: Saint Otto of Bamberg, 1060–1139
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 Saint Thomas the Apostle - PATRON SAINT - a man of great faith - Saint Thomas Catholic Church, Kuantan, Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thomas, the apostle, is better known as "Doubting Thomas" and is also known as Didymus, the Twin, and the Apostle of India.
Thomas, once thought to be weaker in faith than the other apostles toiled through the grace of God more bravely, more zealously and tirelessly than them all.
Thomas was not with them, when Jesus came and he declares that he does not believe unless he himself sees the holes that the nails made in his hand.
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 St. Thomas the Apostle
St. Thomas, for instance, is said to have carried his mission to the territory between the Caspian Sea and India.
The "Acts of Thomas," a pseudo biblical writing of the third century, reports that Thomas, a carpenter by trade, was sold as a slave, and became the servant of King Gundafor, who lived in northern India.
Now the apostle's body is not in Mylapore, but was at Edessa, in Turkey, as early as the fourth century; it was moved in 1258 to the Greek island of Chios; and it finally came to rest at Ortona, on Italy's Adriatic coast.
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 || Indian Christianity ||
Of the various miracles performed by St. Thomas at Niranam, the most remarkable was the restoration of life to a child of a barber put to death by anti-Christian families, who wanted to throw the responsibility for the crime on the Apostle.
The Apostle was reported to have fallen on the stone cross and embraced it; his blood crimsoned the stone cross and the space around.
Thomas reads the first two chapters of Genesis in a straightforward way, there were two separate creations of mankind; the first is perfect, the second flawed.
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 Saints of July 3
Thomas was probably born in Galilee to a humble family, but there is no indication that he was a fisherman.
Thomas is remembered for his doubt that Christ had actually risen from the dead, and he said to the apostles, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in His hands and put my finger into the nailmarks, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe" (Luke 20:25).
Saint Thomas is venerated as the Apostle of India.
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 St. Thomas the Apostle
Thomas the Apostle was one of the original 12 apostles.
Thomas' unwillingness to believe that the other apostles had seen their risen Lord had given him the title of 'doubting Thomas'.
Thomas' feast day is on July 3 and he is the patron saint of people in doubt, architects, blind people, builders, Ceylon East Indies, geometricians, India, masons, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, stone masons, stonecutters, theologians and construction workers.
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 St. Thomas, the Apostle
Thomas thrusting his fingers into the wounds of the Risen Christ, depicted in a Gospel Lectionary copied in Salah in 1227 for the church of Mor Sobo in Hah.
One of the Twelve Apostles, St. Thomas is prominent in the Syriac tradition.
The Church in India also commemorates the Apostle on the New Sunday after Easter, on December 18th when the Apostle is believed to have been speared, and on December 21st when he attained martyrdom.
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 Patron Saints Index: Saint Thomas the Apostle
"Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came." He was the only disciple absent; on his return he heard what had happened but refused to believe it.
When Thomas saw and touched, why was he told: "You have blieved because you have seen me?" Because what he saw and what he believed were different things.
God cannot be seen by mortal man. Thomas saw a human being, whom he acknowledged to be God, and said: "My Lord and my God." Seeing, he believed ; looking at one who was true man, he cried out that this was God, the God he could not see.
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 The Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle
Although the architect is unknown, the builders of St. Thomas, J.C. and R.B. Wood, constructed a massive central gable and lancet arched windows of three lancer units in place of a tower.
Thomas High School was closed in 1939 shortly after the opening of Williston Public High School (1931) and the elementary closed in 1951.
Thomas, the Apostle Catholic Church, 1847-1947 (Saint Mary Parish of Wilmington, NC).
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 St. Thomas the Apostle - Home Page
Thomas is an Episcopal Church and as such, we are part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
At St. Thomas the Apostle, you'll find the love of God and the respect for his holiness and the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Thomas the Apostle is pleased to provide a place at which the healing ministries of AA / SLAA / OA & ALANON groups may meet in the Parish Hall.
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 Thomas Apostle, DO
Apostle is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Apostle received his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, where he was a member of the men's varsity tennis team.
Dr. Apostle remained in Los Angeles to complete a second residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at UCLA, where he served as the chief resident in 1997.
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 Learning Faith from Doubting Thomas
Thomas sees his Master arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane and he flees for his life.
Thomas is cold, with an edge in his voice that cuts like ice.
Thomas, "Doubting Thomas," as he is sometimes called, is the first disciple to put into words the truth that Jesus is both Lord and God.
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 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : July 03, 2006 : Thomas the Apostle
Thomas, the disciple who at first did not believe, has become for the Church one of the first witnesses to her faith.
There is very little about the apostle Thomas in the Gospels; one text calls him the "twin." Rarely during Jesus' lifetime does he stand out among his colleagues.
By his doubt and by his touching the sacred wounds the apostle became a witness to the truth of the resurrection.
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 Apostle St. Thomas in India
However, according to the tradition, St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, came to India in 52 A.D., and landed at Kodungallur on the Malabar (presently Kerala) coast.
Besides this literary tradition favoring a Thomistic apostolate on the north-west borders of Hindustan, there is another, in favor of his preaching among the Dravidian populations of the south where there is the living presence of a strong body of Christians.
It is believed that the bones of the Apostle were removed from India to Edessa during the lifetime of the king under whom he suffered martyrdom.
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 Saint Thomas, Apostle | Catholic-Pages.com
When they told Thomas of this he said he simply would not believe it unless he saw and felt the place of the nails and the wound in Christ's side.
The Apostle's only reply, full of faith and contrition, was: "My Lord and my god." Christ, thereupon, told him that true faith does not require the evidence of the senses.
This tradition holds that St Thomas was martyred, by spearing, near madras in AD 72 and was buried at Mylapore, a suburb of that city.
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 The Gnostic Apostle Thomas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Let none read the gospel according to Thomas, for it is the work, not of one of the twelve apostles, but of one of Mani's three wicked disciples.
This book brings together the lore involving the apostle Thomas as a long-forgotten, long-suppressed, major figure in one of the many forms of early Christianity.
On the second track, he is Thomas the Knower, teaching in the context of the Gnostic movement.
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 St. Thomas, the Apostle
Thomas is mentioned again (John 21) as one of the seven disciples who were fishing on the Sea of Galilee (Sea of Tiberias) when the Risen Lord appeared to them.
The tradition among Christians in India is that Thomas was speared to death near Madras, and accordingly he is often pictured holding a spear.
I know of no scholarly support for the notion that it is the work of the Apostle Thomas, but some scholars think that some of the sayings in it may be authentic sayings of Jesus.
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 St. Thomas the Apostle Church: A history | The-Tidings.com
In 1919 he was named pastor at St. Thomas and for almost 41 years continued to foster the faith of the community, built a new school and hall and enlarged the church.
Thomas was his first pastorate where he served for 10 years.
One of his funeral Masses was celebrated in Spanish, a sign of the many changes both in the neighborhood and parish as a great influx of Central America and Mexican immigrants settled in the area.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Thomas the Apostle
Apostle, nevertheless thanks to the fourth Gospel his personality is clearer to us than that of some others of the Twelve.
Apostles announced Christ's Resurrection to him: "Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I
Apostle but his name is the starting point of a considerable apocryphal
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 Thomas the Apostle Center
Bless all those who come to the Thomas the Apostle Center and those who support it with their prayers, giving us all that deeper sense of your mercy and your will for us.
ABOUT US Thomas the Apostle Center is an ecumenical, interfaith retreat center operating with the support of the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming.
We are dedicated to fostering spiritual, physical, and intellectual growth in a quiet, reflective environment.
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 St Thomas the Apostle Church, Delmar New York
Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish was founded in 1907 to care for the spiritual needs of a handful of families who lived in Delmar and on the farms in its environs.
For the first years of its existence the parish met in the homes of its members and in a rented building that still stands at the corner of Kenwood and Borthwick Avenues.
We belong to a diocesan and a universal church, so we set aside 5% of our weekly income to respond to local, diocesan and world-wide requests for assistance.
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 Thomas à Becket
Thomas à Becket is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
The meaning of the name is "twin", and in the New Testament the designation was applied to Judas Thomas, "Jude the Twin" who was venerated as Saint Thomas the Apostle.
Canonization of Saint Thomas à Becket, buried at Canterbury August 9th - Construction starts on the Leaning tower of Pisa Castle at Abergavenny was seized by the Welsh.
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 St. Thomas the Apostle
Thomas therefore, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples: Let us also go, that we may die with him.
Thomas appears as something of a character in some of the non-canonical legends surrounding the Apostles.
Thomas Christians for more information.) There are reports that St. Thomas was slain by a spear while praying on a hill in Mylapur, near Madras on the east coast of India.
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 Amazon.com: Thomas Paine: Apostle of Freedom: Books: Jack Fruchtman   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Radical journalist Thomas Paine (1737-1809), whose pamphlet Common Sense (1776) steeled American colonists to break with England, was a revolutionary, a statesman, an outspoken opponent of slavery and an advocate of democracy.
Thomas Paine is one of the great unsung heroes of early American history.
Thomas Paine has been shortchanged in history because he was a drunk, an atheist and an all around unpleasant person (well...if he didn't like you, anyway).
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 Biblical people: Thomas the Apostle
Thomas the Apostle was one of the twelve original apostles of Jesus.
On the evening of the day of the resurrection, Thomas declined to believe that Jesus had appeared to the other disciples (John 20:24), hence the term "doubting Thomas." When Jesus appeared again after eight days, Thomas was there also and on seeing Him confessed his faith that Jesus is God (John 20:28).
John 21:2 mentions that Thomas was among those who were at the Sea of Galilee when Jesus appeared to them on another occasion.
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