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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Merry Thomasmas!

Quoting [the old Catholic encyclopedia, which quotes] an ancient Syrian liturgical calendar:
3 July, St. Thomas who was pierced with a lance in India. His body is at Urhai [Edessa] having been brought there by the merchant Khabin. A great festival.
The Roman Martyrology has:
At Edessa in Mesopotamia, the translation of the apostle St. Thomas from India. His relics were afterwards taken to Ortona.
Mike Aquilina collects several of his posts on the Apostle of India here.

And, just because, you can go here and read about St. Thomas's confrontation with a dragon and his poignant meeting with the scion of a most illustrious family of donkeys.