Saint Thomas the Apostle (also Known as Judas Thomas or Didymus, meaning “Twin”) was one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus who is best known for doubting the resurrection of Jesus and demanding to feel Jesus wounds before being convinced (John 20:24-29). This story is the origin of the term “Doubting Thomas”. After seeing Jesus alive, Thomas professed his faith in Jesus, exclaiming “My Lord and My God” presenting one of the first declarations of Christ divinity. As a apostle, Saint Thomas was called to spread Jesus teachings throughout the nations – While Saints Peter and Paul were said to have brought the gospel to Greece and Rome, Thomas was said to have taken it eastwards as far as India. The churches of Malankara in India trace their roots back to St Thomas who, according to local tradition, arrived along the Malabar coast in the year 52 C.E. Saint Thomas is revered as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, and is remembered each year on Saint Thomas day, which is always a week after Easter.
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