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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.

LENTEN PROGRAMMES

29th March 2015 – Sunday – Palm Sunday

6.00 A.M.Mass in English at St.Raphaels School Ground

6.00 A.M.Mass in Tamil at Santhome Cathedral Basilica

7.15 A.M. Palm Sunday procession from St.Rapaels to Basilica

10.00 A.M. Mass in English

11.30 A.M. Mass in English

6.00 P.M. Mass in Tamil

*** There will not be Holy Mass at 7.15 A.M. and 5.30 P.M. ***

31st March 2015 – Holy Tuesday-

5.30 P.M. Chrism Mass

1st April 2015 Holy Wednesday - 9 A.M. to 12 Noon and 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. Confession in Tamil, English,Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi.

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