Saint Thomas the Apostle

"Doubting Thomas"

Thomas, also called 'Didymus' (twin) was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and is best remembered for doubting Jesus' resurrection as told only in the Gospel of John. Thomas later confessed his faith by declaring "My Lord and my God" but only when he had seen the wounds of Jesus, hence he is often referred to as "Doubting Thomas".

Following Jesus' death, Thomas travelled outside the [then] Roman Empire preaching the Gospel and converting people to Christianity. It is known that he travelled to India where he was allegedly martyred, but he may have gone as far as Indonesia. Thomas died on 3rd July AD 72, and the feast day of St Thomas is now celebrated on this date each year.

The following poem was written by Andrew Grubersky and we'd like to thank him for sharing his work with our church