The National Shrine of St.Thomas Basilica is built over the tomb of Apostle St.Thomas. St.Thomas one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ came to India in A.D.52, martyred in A.D.72 and was buried here in Mylapore.
There are only three basilicas built over the tomb of an apostle. St.Peter’s at Rome and St.Jame’s at Spain (Compestella, Santiago) are the other two. There is an underground tomb chapel below the Basilica. His Holiness Pope John Paul II visited and prayed at this tomb on 5th February 1986.St.Thomas who brought christianity to india is considered to be the Father of Indian Christianity.
FUNTASTIC in Aid of MISSION SUNDAY – November 8, 2015 (Sunday)
Santhome Church announces FUNTASTIC a fun filled family event to be held on November 8, 2015. The Parish priest and his team invite all members of the parish to enjoy the fun and experience togetherness.
Our event team have meticulously chosen the finest Games, Rides, Inflatables, Food, beverages, Desserts and loads and loads of other surprises to create that perfect weekend outing spot. So, what are you waiting for? Bring your family and all your friends, enjoy and spend for the cause of your life. Remember your decision to spend the weekend at “FUNTASTIC” will go a long way in building God’s empire. Come let us celebrate the spirit of brotherhood.Read More