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Devotees at the Holy Mass - New year Celebrations 2014Relics of St.Thomas 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.



This Week

Important days of this week

14th Monday - Tiburtus, Maximus & Valerian
15th Tuesday - Benedict Joseph Labre
16th Wednesday - Marie Bernade Soubirous
17th Thursday - Anicetus
18th  Friday -  Galdinus
19th  Saturday - Leo IX

Lent Season- Way of the Cross
Wednesdays- 6 pm  English
Fridays - 6pm Tamil
Palm Sunday
7.15 A.M. English Mass is cancelled in view of the Palm Sunday procession.
Other Holy Masses  as per Sunday schedule.
Holy Thursday
Washing the feet - English Mass 5.00 p.m.
Washing the feet - Tamil Masss  6.30 p.m.
Holy Thursday Adoration
Good Friday
Way of the cross  2 p.m.
Passion of the Lord
Kissing the cross ----   English 3 p.m.
Tamil   5 p.m.
Easter Vigil Service Saturay night
English 9 p.m.
Tamil   11p.m.
Priestly Ordination
Rev.Bro. Martin Charles serving Santhome Basilica as a deacon will be ordained as  a priest on 27th April 2014 5.30 p.m. at Santhome Basilica. Your prayers and presence is solicited.

Matha TV
A new Teleivision channel called "Matha TV" with the blessings of Tamil Nadu bishops conference, has started telecast for the Christian fraternity. It is available in TamilNadu through ARASU cable network. Soon it will be available on other platforms like SCV, Tata Sky, D2H, Sun network. We call upon all faithful to subscribe and help the noble venture.
Web TV or Internet TV
Santhome Basilica have started a Web TV for live telecasting of Holy Services for the benefit of
Internet patrons. This is operational and your patronage is solicited. Please click here.

SOCIETY OF ST.VINCENT DE PAUL SANTHOME MADRAS VOLUNTARY BLOOD BUREAU  Jointly conduct

"BLOOD DONATION CAMP"

Date: 18.04.2014 Good Friday

Time:9.00 a.m to 12.30 p.m.

Place: St.Thomas Community Service Center(Opp.Santhome Church)

in Co-ordination with:- Kasthuribai Gandhi Govt. Maternity Hospital, Triplicane

Kilpauk Govt.Hospital - Blood Bank Mobile Bus

BE GENEROUS ! GIVE BLOOD

Hymns book
Basilica has published a Hymns book in English for the Holy Mass in English and other Holy services.
The book will be shortly available from the church office or stalls  against a donation of Rs.25/-.

Videos from the Basilica
Holy Masses and programmes are available live on the Santhome Live TV on www.santhomechurch.tv Old programmes are available on demand for the benefit of the devotees who missed it on those days. You may follow the link Santhome Videos to watch these programmes.

Charismatic Prayers
Tuesdays - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tamil
Fridays    - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  English

Video on Apostle St.Thomas
The Basilica is planning to produce a Video on Apostle St.Thomas and the pilgrim centers of St.Thomas spread over the two states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Suggestions and informations on the project are invited.
Those who can sponsor may approach the Rector, Rev.Fr.S.Kanickairaj.

Twitter
Santhomechurch is now on Twitter. Follow through Twitter. See featured links.

Flickr- High resolution photos
We are uploading high resolution photos to Flickr for the journalism, printing and publishing industry. These photos are available under creative common licencse. You may download and publish it without any restriction or fee except to give credit to photographers name in your publication. Please click Flickr Photo link on the Main Menu on the left.

Marriage preparation course
(Read 'Wedding Preparation' link for contact details)

Mobile website : www.santhomechurch.com will be soon available for mobile devices like iPhone, Blackberry and smartphones with GPRS or web browsing facility. Beta version is up and you may access this through your mobile device at http://mobi.santhomechurch.com

Free download of Digital edition of the books
These are in pdf format , compatible to e-book readers(Amazon Kindle...), smartphones ( Blackberry, iPhone etc...) and iPad.
A Saga of Fatih  - Please click to download
In The Steps of St.Thomas  - Please click to download

Sunday Readings -20th April 2014
Easter Sunday:
Acts 10:34, 37-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-9

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 04:41
 

Our Lady of Mylapore

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chariotOur Lady of Mylapore, locally known as Mylai Matha, feast is celebrated in the month of December with great devotion. Second saturday is devoted to Mylai Matha devotion. Special prayers,procession, rosary and benediction in the evening.
The wooden statue of Our Lady of Mylapore is painted in Gold an placed on a special altar.
St.Francis Xaviour used to spend long hours in front of this statue in prayer and deep contemplation.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 04:29
 

Mass Timings

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Mass Timings

Monday to Saturday
05.45 A.M.  Adoration, Rosary and Mass in English
11.00 A.M.  Mass in Tamil ( Underground Tomb Chapel)
05.30 P.M.  Benediction
05.45 P.M.  Rosary, Mass in Tamil

Sundays
06.00 A.M. Mass in Tamil
07.15 A.M. Mass in English
08.15 A.M. Mass in Tamil
09.30 A.M. Mass in English
10.30 A.M. Mass in Malayalam ( Syro Malabar Rite )
12     Noon Mass in English
06.00 P.M.  Mass in Tamil

Day of St.Thomas
Third (3rd) of every month is celebrated as Day of St.Thomas. Special Devotion and Mass at 6.00 P.M.
Day of Our Lady of Mylapore
Second saturday of everymonth is celebrated as Mylai Matha Day. Mass and Car procession at 6.00 P.M.

Please see 'Lent 2010' link for Lent and Holy Week programmes.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 09:28
 

Books on St.Thomas

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MedlycottIndia and the Apostle Thomas
This book was first published during 1905. This was out of print and was not available. Basilica together with Disciples of St.Thomas bringing out this book for the benefit of St.Thomas Christians and researchers. Price of the book is INR 120. Available at San Thome Basilica and Liturgical Centre.

 

Church has discontinued shipping overseas due to technical difficulties. We request our patrons kindly excuse for the inconvenience.

We shall send the book by registered post parcel within India on advance payment of the cost together with Rs.40 towards apcking and postage.

This book is available at the Tomb of St.thomas stall and at Liturgical Centre inside the Basilica premises.



Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 05:21 Read more...
 

Voice of St.Thomas

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Voice of St Thomas

Voice of St.Thomas is a quarterly magazine published from the National Shrine of St.Thomas Basilica. It carries articles on St.Thomas, Basilica, Liturgy, Celebrations, Special devotions, Family Life, Traditions, Christian Values and News Reports.
From this issue the magazine has undergone a makeover. All pages are in colour and the contents are illustrated with colour photograph. Single copy Rs.10/- only
Procure and gift  copies to your near and dear ones.

Your comments, suggestions for improvement and thoughts are welcome. Please click here and write...

Now e-book of VOST is available for free download. To download click here

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 11:27
 
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There are only three churches built over the tomb of Apostles. St.Peters in Rome, St.James in Compestalla Spain and St.Thomas in San Thome, Mylapore, India.

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