known as Apostle of India, Didymu,s Doubting Thomas, the Twin
3 July; celebration of the transference of his body to Edessa in Mesopotamia Profile
Apostle. He was ready to die with Jesus when Christ went to Jerusalem, but is
best remembered for doubting the Resurrection until allowed to touch Christ's
wounds. Preached in Parthia, Persia and India, though he was so reluctant to start
the mission that he had to be taken into slavery by a merchant headed that way.
He eventually gave in to God's will, was freed, and planted the new Church over
a wide area. He formed many parishes and built many churches along the way.
symbol is the builder's square, from an ancient story that built a palace for
King Guduphara in India.
Died stabbed with a spear c.72
Patronage against doubt ,architects, blind
people, builders ,construction workers ,Ceylon East Indies, geometricians, India
masons, Pakistan, people in doubt, Sri Lanka, stone masons, stonecutters, surveyors
Representation builder's rule, spear
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