Once the Coptic text was published, scholars recognized that an earlier Greek translation had been published from fragments of papyrus found at Oxyrhynchus in the 1890s. The name Thomas (Koine Greek: Θωμᾶς) given for the apostle in the New Testament is derived from the Aramaic תְּאוֹמָא or Classical Syriac: ܬܐܘܿܡܵܐ‎ Tāʾwma/Tʾōmā, equivalently from Hebrew תְּאוֹם tʾóm, meaning "twin". 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! God’s seal upon me, in God I trust, man can do nothing to me. Migne, P-L 140 1143. An early, non-Gnostic tradition may lie behind this statement, which also emphasizes the primacy of the Gospel of Matthew in its Aramaic form, over the other canonical three. … Peter indeed may have belonged to Judea, but what had Paul in common with the gentiles, Luke with Achaia, Andrew with Epirus, John with Ephesus, Thomas with India, Mark with Italy? The privileges of the Apostles were to be in continual attendance on their master and to be the recipients of his teaching and training. [35] Ephrem the Syrian states that the Apostle was killed in India, and that his relics were taken then to Edessa. [15] He is also associated with the "Arabian" (or "Arapet") icon of the Theotokos (Mother of God), which is commemorated on 6 September (19 September). Take a look at another Apostle biography here: John the Apostle. 4. The mystery, that is now revealed in, The Revelation of Saint John’s, “ seven churches,” are the seven churches, “ Thomas built in Asia.” Rev 1:20 The mystery are the seven churches. Countable path, Christ like we struggle and Thomas does to. ... Thomas Cana is believed to have died around 346 A.D. Quick Facts Name Saint Thomas Death Date c. December 21, 0072 Place of Death Mylapore, India AKA Saint Thomas Judas Thomas Doubting Thomas St. Thomas Saint Thomas the Apostle I think Thomas got an unfair, bum rap and label “doubting Thomas” which if any of us would have been there, as you rightly said, just insert our name there. 1131, 17.1133, for his Indian knowledge. en Thomas the Apostle Church in Hyde Park, were unique not long ago. It can be dated from the point of view palaeographic and lexical to the 3rd–5th century, a time when the term osios is still used as a synonym of aghios in that holy is he that is in the grace of God and is inserted in the Church: the two vocabulary, therefore, indicate the Christians. 7/8" Sterling Silver Portrayal of St. Thomas Apostle. In the first two centuries of the Christian era, a number of writings were circulated. The minds defence is doubt and question from statements prepositions and random thoughts. The physical is for all to see, however, within the prophecy is a mystery language to be revealed at a future time. Thank you friend for your comment. All apart of being a Christian I guess. [Luke 2:49] Since the Infancy Gospel of Thomas records both of these stories, in relative close proximity to one another, it is possible that the apocryphal writing cited by Irenaeus is, in fact, what is now known as the Infancy Gospel of Thomas. 12. His holy remains (corpus), after a long interval of time, were removed to the city of Edessa in Syria and there interred. We should realize that the disciples were not any less doubting than Thomas was because after Jesus’ death, they were in hiding and had the doors locked for fear of the Jews, perhaps thinking that they would be next (John 20:19). He would prove his bravery again and again in his later career. Thomas was killed, pierced in the side by the lance of a Brahmin, in 72 AD and is said to be buried in one of the churches. This is the document which tells for the first time the familiar legend of the twelve sparrows which Jesus, at the age of five, fashioned from clay on the Sabbath day, which took wing and flew away. The tale is provided by Giambattista De Lectis, physician and writer of the 16th century of Ortona. The relics, together with the treasure of Saint Thomas, were intended by the Germans to be sold, but the monks entombed them inside the bell tower, the only surviving part of the semi-ruined church. I often wonder if it is easier to believe in our generation than at the time of Jesus. I think many of us are “doubting Thoamas'” but are not honest enough to admit it. If you like what you're reading, you can get free daily updates through the RSS feed here. The second time we read the words of Thomas is during the Last Supper. I think we are too hard on Thomas because Thomas was ready to go up to Jerusalem and die with Christ (John 11:16) while the others tried to talk Jesus out of going back to Judea (John 11:8). [24] Thomas baptized several families, namely Pakalomattom, Sankarapuri, Thayyil, Payyappilly, Kalli, Kaliyankal, and Pattamukku. In the 16th-century work Jornada, Antonio Gouvea writes of ornate crosses known as Saint Thomas Crosses. Da 2:22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. ), Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, All India Conference of Indian Christians, List of Patriarchs of the Church of the East, "The martyrdom of Thomas the Apostle The Day of Sinxar, on the 26th of Bashnas, the month of Bashnas, the Coptic month", "Co-Cathedral Basilica of St. Thomas the Apostle", Icon of the Mother of God, Arapet (Arabian), "St Thomas Receiving the Virgin Mary’s Girdle at her Assumption", "The Pilgrimage of S. 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Thanks be to God for your powerful testimony Denise. If Jesus had not said that every eye will see him at His second coming, I don’t think many of us would recognize Him or believe in Him. The relics resisted both the Saracen looting of 1566, and the destruction of the Nazis in the battle of Ortona fought in late December 1943. "[20:25] But when Jesus appeared later and invited Thomas to touch his wounds and behold him, Thomas showed his belief by saying, "My Lord and my God". I didn’t realize that he travel to India & made a big impact on beginning the Christian movement there.it would be interesting to know what each disciple accomplished (ie starting the ‘Jesus movement’) in specific places they travel. I will look you up in the kingdom Denise. Hello Dorothy. All believers stem from those twelve? Others, such as James Tabor, identify him as Judah, the brother of Jesus mentioned by Mark. How can we know the way” (John 14:5)? 5 talking about this. In an inversion of the story of Thomas' doubts, the other apostles are skeptical of Thomas' story until they see the empty tomb and the girdle. Having already been threatened with stoning, was this a simple statement said out loud to hear its sheer illogical position? Thomas, the Apostle who doubted Christ's appearance in the upper room, preached predominantly in the East in countries like India and Parthia. A "Doubting Thomas" is a skeptic who refuses to believe without direct personal experience—a reference to the Apostle Thomas, due to his refusal to believe the resurrected Jesus had appeared to the ten other apostles, until he could see and feel the wounds received by Jesus on the cross. In this post, discover the 5 best lessons we can learn from the life of the Apostle Thomas. It is the cover of a fake coffin, fairly widespread burial form in the early Christian world, as the top of a tomb of less expensive material. He is the only guy who touched the wounds of Risen Christ and testifies that Lord was really raised after He was crucified. Prophecy that revealed the seven churches and new nation of Israel. In this moment we see Thomas as one who is brave. Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Thereafter in 1141, the relics were taken to Chios, a Greek island, and on1258, the relics were transported to the West by crusaders, and now rest in Ortona, Italy. At that time, Thomas was the one full of commitment who was willing to die for his convictions about Jesus. This is the earliest known record of his death. ... Lord, as to all things, that Thou didst die for a short time, that I might live in Thee for ever; and hast sold me, so that Thou mayst deliver many through me. Apostle, any of the 12 disciples chosen by Jesus Christ. The three steps indicate Calvary and the rivulets, channels of Grace flowing from the Cross. India is in Asia. His name is mentioned by all four gospel writers, some of whom call him "the twin," but John is the only one who tells us anything that Thomas said or did. They claim that a very holy man (Thomas the Apostle himself), whom they call "Paí Thome", lived amongst them and preached to them the Holy Truth, wandering and carrying a wooden cross on his back. According to traditional accounts of the Saint Thomas Christians of modern-day Kerala in India, Thomas is believed to have travelled outside the Roman Empire to preach the Gospel, travelling as far as the Malabar Coast which is in modern-day Kerala State, India. Church tradition tells us that Thomas was a missionary who might have ended up in India, but it’s hard to say with any certainty how far east he traveled. In yet another hymn Ephrem speaks of the mission of Thomas: "The earth darkened with sacrifices' fumes to illuminate", "a land of people dark fell to thy lot", "a tainted land Thomas has purified"; "India's dark night" was "flooded with light" by Thomas. Here are five lessons from Thomas the apostle. The apostle Thomas was also known as Didymas (the twin.) Thomas biography, Jack Wellman is a father and grandfather and a Christian author and pastor of Heritage Evangelical Free Church in Udall, KS & also a Prison Minister. The Apostle Thomas (Hebrew or Aramaic for "twin") was also called "Didymus" (Greek for "twin"). So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe’, “Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’”. Even so, Amen. I believe I would have. St. Thomas was born a Jew and was called to be one of the twelve Apostles. Thomas was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ. [27], According to Eusebius' record, Thomas and Bartholomew were assigned to Parthia and India. He never wrote a book in the Bible. 11. How the Apostle Thomas Died. תאומא יהודה (Judas Toma), with Toma (To'ma) meaning "twin", identical to his Greek name, (Greek: Δίδυμος, romanized: didymos). The merchant is blessed for having so great a treasure. Thomas must have been heartbroken, having all his hopes crushed when Jesus died on the cross. According to Holy Scripture, the holy Apostle Thomas did not believe the reports of the other disciples about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ: "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe" (John20:25). The apostle Thomas, also known as Didymus (the twin), was a fisherman, but Scripture does not reveal who his twin was. Thanks for stopping by! The irony here is that Jesus told Thomas to touch his side and his hands where the wounds from the cross were still visible (John 10:27). In the Gospel of John, Thomas plays a leading role in two significant accounts. 45 And if your foot causes … This is mentioned by Franz Wisner von Morgenstern, an Austro-Hungarian engineer who served in the Paraguayan armies prior and during the Paraguayan War. Warning: SPOILERS ahead for Apostle. All rights reserved. The Doctrine of the Apostles as reflected in Cureton 1864, pp. Thomas was one of Jesus Christ's original twelve apostles, specially chosen to spread the gospel after the Lord's crucifixion and resurrection. The term is sometimes also applied to others, especially Paul, who was converted to Christianity after Jesus’ death. He lived before the formal establishment of the Catholic Church but is recognized as the patron saint of architects. Used by permission. Rarely during Jesus' lifetime does he stand out among his colleagues. This work was discovered in a Coptic translation in 1945 at the Egyptian village of Nag Hammadi, near the site of the monastery of Chenoboskion. 13. He Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. What Were The Epistles In The Bible? Again, not very much is known about the method of Thomas’ execution but that maybe due to the fact that he was a missionary in India and was establishing a church there when he was stabbed with a spear and died from the wound. So the disciples apparently tried talking Jesus out of going for fear of being stoned and the disciples probably didn’t especially want to go either because if Jesus was stoned, what would become of them? This Theodore, who had been to the place, narrated to us."[75]. The various churches he founded were located mainly on the Periyar River and its tributaries and along the coast, where there were Jewish colonies. [36], The records of Barbosa from early 16th century witness that the tomb was then maintained by a Muslim who kept a lamp burning there. The king, Misdeus (or Mizdeos), was infuriated when Thomas converted the queen Tertia, the king's son Juzanes, sister-in-law princess Mygdonia and her friend Markia. Early Syrian traditions also relate the apostle's full name as Judas Thomas. This gospel was first referred to by Irenaeus; Ron Cameron notes: "In his citation, Irenaeus first quotes a non-canonical story that circulated about the childhood of Jesus and then goes directly on to quote a passage from the infancy narrative of the Gospel of Luke. His name in Aramaic (Teʾoma) and Greek (Didymos) means “twin”; John 11:16 identifies him as “Thomas, called the Twin.” Hearing the good tidings of Jesus Christ, he left all and followed after him.. Feast of St Thomas, Apostle of Christ, Martyr - 3 July There is very little about the Apostle Thomas in the Gospels, one text calls him the "twin." In that part of India where they first rested, stand a monastery and a church of striking dimensions, elaborately adorned and designed. The medal is made by Die Striking high-grade Sterling Silver stock. As you said, the disciples eyes were blinded to God’s plan of redemption, having looked for an earthly Kingdom, which dream was dashed by the Crucifixion. According to Syrian Christian tradition, Saint Thomas was allegedly martyred at St.Thomas Mount in Chennai on 3 July in AD 72, and his body was interred in Mylapore. This is so encouraging. I am posting your message on my blog giving due credit to you. [18][19] The document states that Thomas was the only witness of the Assumption of Mary into heaven. Please reconsider where this “lord” is from as Satan has his own ministers too. His grateful dawn dispelled India's painful darkness. However, most modern liturgical calendars (including the Common Worship calendar of the Church of England) prefer 3 July. Greek kingdoms in northern India and Bactria, founded by Alexander the Great, were vassals[dubious – discuss] of the Indo-Parthians.[62]. then yes, I think it would’ve been harder to believe then, after His death, than it is today. St. Thomas, (born, probably Galilee—died 53 ce, Madras, India; Western feast day December 21, feast day in Roman and Syrian Catholic churches July 3, in the Greek church October 6), one of the Twelve Apostles. I looked up my name and what it means is funny. 936-827-7401 Thomas is commemorated in common with all of the other apostles on 30 June (13 July), in a feast called the Synaxis of the Holy Apostles. [23] This is contrary to the popular legend of Thomas' direct visit to Kerala and had kicked off a debate among Christians in Kerala. It was his mission to espouse India to the One-Begotten. This might explain why he is considered the Patron Saint of India. His name in the Indian language, “Thoma,” remains quite popular to this day in India. )[69], Many devotional hymns composed by St. Ephraem bear witness to the Edessan Church's strong conviction concerning St. Thomas's Indian Apostolate. Muslim exegesis, however, more-or-less agrees with the New Testament list and says that the disciples included Peter, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, Andrew, James, Jude, John, and Simon the Zealot. 6. We don’t hear much from Thomas in the gospels at all and he is rarely mentioned until just prior to Jesus going to the cross and after His death at Calvary. He likely had stronger faith than anyone alive today, in my opinion. { 21 comments… read them below or add one }. What about burning? After the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, Thomas went to Babylon and established the first Christian Church in that country. He is believed by the Saint Thomas Christian tradition to have established seven churches (communities) in Kerala. [64][65][66], Quoting Origen, Eusebius of Caesarea says: "When the holy Apostles and disciples of our Saviour were scattered over all the world, Thomas, so the tradition has it, obtained as his portion Parthia…"[67] "Judas, who is also called Thomas" has a role in the legend of king Abgar of Edessa (Urfa), for having sent Thaddaeus to preach in Edessa after the Ascension[68][31] Ephrem the Syrian also recounts this legend. [78], The Qur’anic account of the disciples of Jesus does not include their names, numbers, or any detailed accounts of their lives. In a way his doubtfulness has made him a part of the history. According to Saint Theodoret of Cyrrhus, the bones of Saint Thomas were transferred by Cyrus I, Bishop of Edessa, from the martyrium outside of Edessa to a church in the south-west corner of the city on 22 August 394. Why is he sometimes called “Doubting Thomas?”. At least he asked where Jesus was going to which Jesus responded by saying that He is “the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6). Saint Thomas (also called Didymus, which means “the twin.”) Saint Thomas was not there when Our Lord first appeared to the Apostles after His Resurrection. [45] Additionally, the testimony of Arnobius of Sicca, active shortly after 300 CE, maintains that the Christian message had arrived in India and among the Persians, Medians, and Parthians (along with the Seres). Heroically he says, "Let us go, even if we have to die with him" (John 11:16). We don’t really know why he’s called this. The Martyrology of St. Jerome mentioned the apostle on 3 July, the date to which the Roman celebration was transferred in 1969, so that it would no longer interfere with the major ferial days of Advent. There the devil speaks of Saint Thomas as "the Apostle I slew in India". There are several interpretations of the Nasrani symbol. St. Thomas There is very little about the apostle Thomas in the Gospels; one text calls him the "twin." These churches are at Kodungallur, Palayoor, Kottakkavu (Paravur), Kokkamangalam, Niranam, Nilackal (Chayal), Kollam, and Thiruvithamcode. I read about Thomas going to India & the impact he made on that nation. 32–34 attests that Thomas had written Christian doctrine from India. He wrote: ...The paraguayan tribes they have this very curious tradition. Unfortunately, and actually, there is far more information about Thomas revealed, in the last twenty years of his life, than is revealed about the life of Jesus. Of course, he went, and exercised courage. This has been established by theologians and scholars for thousands of years, so my question is, Which “god” is it you heard from and who or what spirit, good or bad, let you see the name of Thomas? Many wonder how the 12 apostles died, but The New Testament tells of the fate of only two of the apostles: Judas, who betrayed Jesus and then went out and hanged himself, and James the son of Zebedee, who was executed by Herod about 44 AD . Read them in the archive below. In Aramaic, the original language of the New Testament, he is named as Arc. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail, Previous post: What Does The Bible Say About Education? Of course I know they largely impacted where they travel but wondered if there is historical foot notes to what happened in areas where they preached. Through St. Thomas they believed in and confessed the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. We arrived at Edessa in the Name of Christ our God, and, on our arrival, we straightway repaired to the church and memorial of saint Thomas. 3 July; 21 December on some calendars; Profile. It is this which thy light-power once prophesied through Moses: "Through two and three witnesses everything will be established. [28][29][30][31][32][33][34][3] The Didascalia (dating from the end of the 3rd century) states, "India and all countries condering it, even to the farthest seas... received the apostolic ordinances from Judas Thomas, who was a guide and ruler in the church which he built.". My friend. As to who his twin was, it's not known. Thomas reacted by saying, "Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Why We Can Expect Persecution To Grow Worse This Year, How To Have Godly Patience In An Impatient World, Questions To Ask Before Someone Is Baptized, Ice Dragon: Legend of the Blue Daisies – Movie Review, Phoenix Wilder And The Great Elephant Adventure – Movie Review, The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island – Movie Review. St. Thomas the Apostle Orthodox Church in Mountain Home ... into the fire that shall never be quenched- 44 where 'Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.' In other attested sources, the tradition of making St. Thomas the apostle of China is found in the "Law of Christianity" (Fiqh al-naṣrāniyya),[41] a compilation of juridical literature by Ibn al-Ṭayyib (Nestorian theologian and physician who died in 1043 in Baghdad). en Chistorra is traditionally served on the feast day of Thomas the Apostle (December 21) in San Sebastián. There is the instance before the raising of Lazarus, when Jesus was still in … “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us"- Augustine, Copyright © 2010-2021 Telling Ministries LLC. Just looking for other worshippers, know god, know christ. Staying with Jesus in the face of it all is an admirable exhibition of faith. Or did I guess, one just has to believe God. When it seemed no one else would speak up, Thomas asked “Lord, we do not know where you are going. Hadn't the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem just tried to kill him! John. When the feast of Saint Thomas was inserted in the Roman calendar in the 9th century, it was assigned to 21 December. His life as just about asboutll know it to be. He doubted at times too huh? 13.12) has a role in the legend of king Abgar of Edessa (Urfa), for having sent Thaddaeus to preach in Edessa after the Ascension (Eusebius, Historia ecclesiae 1.13; III.1; Ephrem the Syrian also recounts this legend.) And then live must be amazing. Of the remaining eleven, there is only a New Testament account of the death of James the Greater, the son of Zebedee and brother of the apostle John some ten years later. It is also believed that the apostle Thomas evangelized as far as China, and while in India, he suffered martyrdom It is believed that he died on the 21st of December. The Apostle Thomas, also known as the infamous “Doubting Thomas,” has a fairly straightforward tradition surrounding his death. Of the twelve original apostles, Judas Iscariot died at the time Jesus was sentenced to death. The cruxification and death of Jesus, told by all, had to be very hard on Thomas and for Thomas to then be labelled a doubter, when he laid down, or would have right? [37] The San Thome Basilica Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India presently located at the tomb was first built in the 16th century by the Portuguese and rebuilt in the 19th century. The tombstone of Thomas, brought to Ortona from Chios along with the relics of the Apostle, is currently preserved in the crypt of St Thomas Basilica, behind the altar. Some believe that St. Thomas was indeed Thomas of Cana who arrived in Kerala from the Middle East to India sometime between the 4th and the 9th century. Gouvea also writes about the veneration of the Cross at Cranganore, referring to the cross as "Cross of Christians". Who was Thomas in the Bible? He went back on the galley and planned the theft for the next night, along with fellow Ruggiero Grogno. We have little information about Saint Thomas’ life from New Testament writings. There went I, and there was he: here and there to my grief I find him. For example, it is found in the Malayalam ballad Thomas Ramban Pattu (The Song of the Lord Thomas) with the earliest manuscript being from the 17th century. "Judas, who is also called Thomas" (Eusebius, H.E. Thank you Carmen…good to hear from you again. Very interesting analysis of his doubtfulness. It is also known as Nasrani Menorah,[76] Persian Cross, or Mar Thoma Sleeva. In its nascent form, this tradition is found at the earliest in the Zuqnin Chronicle (775 CE) and may have originated in the late Sasanian period. Brave, strong, firm, Thomas gets an unfortunaye rap and the assembled new testiment is know and then some, it’s astonishing and say mercy, love, but Thomas stand and just happened to doubt. Feast of St Thomas, Apostle of Christ, Martyr - 3 July There is very little about the Apostle Thomas in the Gospels, one text calls him the "twin." His books are include: “Teaching Children The Gospel/How to Raise Godly Children,“ “Do Babies Go To Heaven?/Why Does God Allow Suffering?,“ "The Great Omission; Reaching the Lost for Christ," and “Blind Chance or Intelligent Design?, Empirical Methodologies & the Bible.". In John’s Gospel, we learn more about Thomas’ character than we do about most of the other Twelve Apostles. Syro-Malabar Catholic, Syro-Malankara Catholic, Latin Catholic, Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Protestant denominations RELIC OF ST. THOMAS. 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