Since the early Church there has been a tradition that Thomas is the Apostle of India. In Syriac his name means ‘twin’: he is also called by the Greek equivalent, ‘Didymus’. Although the phrase “doubting Thomas” refers to him, it overlooks both his loyalty in troubled times and his absolute surrender when given the evidence he sought. Having seen, he declared Christian confession “My Lord and my God”: the doubter became the believer. Thomas is a patron saint of builders, and of India and Pakistan.

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