August

August

Commemoration of St. Thomas

Commemoration of St. Thomas


St. Thomas Apostle (called the Twin) is known from the passage of the Gospel where the other Apostles state that they have seen Rosen Christ, whereas Thomas insists that he won’t believe unless he sees the scars of nails in His hands and puts his fingers on those scars and his hand in His side. A week later Jesus appears in the indoors to the untrusting Apostle. Thomas, believing the miracle, kneels down and says: “My Lord and my God!” (The Gospel according to John 20: 24-29). When the remaining Apostles hesitate to go with Christ to visit dead Lazarus, as there was a great danger to be stoned, Thomas bravely says to his fellow disciples, “Let us all go along with the Teacher, so that we may die with him!” (The Gospel according to John 11:16).

According to the tradition St. Thomas Apostle has preached the Word of God in Parthia and India, and has been martyred and buried in Madras.

 

 

When is celebrated

30.08.2008
29.08.2009
28.08.2010
27.08.2011
25.08.2012
31.08.2013
30.08.2014
29.08.2015
27.08.2016
26.08.2017
25.08.2018
31.08.2019
29.08.2020
28.08.2021
27.08.2022
26.08.2023
31.08.2024
30.08.2025
29.08.2026
28.08.2027
26.08.2028
25.08.2029
31.08.2030