Christianity and India, Circa 42AD

0 Posted by - March 16, 2014 - History, Religion

So many Christians from various sects pray at their local church and even go to sunday mass in India but here is a bit of Christian history in India: St Thomas, one of the 12 disciples of Jesus arrived in 42 AD on the Kerala coast, and in 2nd century AD Serian Christians built this Chruch on the St Thomas Mount in Chennai. His remains (a bone) are still kept in this church. So Christian roots in Inda are much older than Portuguese and British colonization.

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  • […] At some point of time in our lives, all of us would have seen Christians from various sects praying in local churches, and going to Sunday mass. Most of us also have Christian friends, we celebrate Christmas, and take the day off on Good Friday, and look forward to Easter Sunday. But have we paused to think about the origins of Christianity in India, and contemplated on Christian culture and beliefs? The Highway to Swades team did pause, in Chennai, and were surprised with what we discovered! […]

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