Thomas the Apostle

Thomas the Apostle (Thoma Shliha: Aramaic: ܬܐܘܡܐ ܫܠܝܚܐ‎; Malayalam: തോമാ ശ്ലീഹാ) wis ane o the Twelve Apostles o Jesus Christ, accordin tae the New Testament.

Thomas the Apostle
Eastren icon o Thomas
Apostle, Preacher, Christian martyr
Born1st century AD
Galilee (Roman Empire)
Dee'd21 December 72 [1]
Mylapore, Indie[2][3]
Veneratit inAssirian Kirk o the East
Eastren Catholic Kirks
Roman Catholic Kirk
Eastren Orthodox Kirk
Oriental Orthodox Kirks
Anglican Communion
Lutheran Kirk
Respectit amang some Protestant Kirks
Feast3 July - Syro-Malabar, Syriac Catholic, Syriac Orthodox, Laitin Catholic[4]
21 December - Indian Orthodox, Anglican Communion
26 Pashons - Coptic Orthodox
6 October an Sunday efter Easter Thomas Sunday - Eastren Orthodox
AttributesThe Twin, placin his finger in the side o Christ, Spear (means o martyrdom), Square (his profession, a bigger)
PatronageIndie, Saunt Thomas Christians, Airchitects, Atheist converts


  1. Fr. G. Thalian. "`Saint Thomas the Apostle' in `The Great Archbishop Mar Augustine Kandathil, D. D.: the Outline of a Vocation'". D. C. Kandathil. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  2. The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Volume 5 by Erwin Fahlbusch. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 2008. p. 285. ISBN 978-0-8028-2417-2.
  4. "Liturgical Calendar: December'". Retrieved 2010-04-25.