St. Thomas Church near Azhikode Ferry,

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Die Kirche von Kodungallur. Hier in der einstmals berühmten Hafenstadt landete St. Thomas gemäß der Überlieferung im Jahre 52 und sie ist eine der sieben Urgemeinden des Apostels. Dort wird eine Handreliquie des Heiligen, aus Ortona verehrt, ein Geschenk von Papst Pius XII. zum 1900. Jahrestag der Ankunft von St. Thomas in Indien

St. Thomas is traditionally believed to have sailed to India in 52AD to spread the Christian faith among the Cochin Jews, the Jewish diaspora present in Kerala at the time. He is supposed to have landed at the ancient port of Muziris (which became extinct in 1341 AD due to a massive flood which realigned the coasts) near Kodungalloor. He then went to Palayoor (near present-day Guruvayoor), which was a Hindu priestly community at that time. He left Palayoor in AD 52 for the southern part of what is now Kerala State, where he established the Ezharappallikal, or "Seven and Half Churches". These churches are at Kodungallur, Kollam, Niranam (Niranam St.Marys Orthodox Church, Nilackal (Chayal), Kokkamangalam, Kottakkayal (Paravoor), Palayoor (Chattukulangara) and Thiruvithancode Arappally – the half church

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MarieE on July 31, 2011

Die Kirche von Kodungallur. Hier in der einstmals berühmten Hafenstadt landete St. Thomas gemäß der Überlieferung im Jahre 52 und sie ist eine der sieben Urgemeinden des Apostels. Dort wird eine Handreliquie des Heiligen, aus Ortona verehrt, ein Geschenk von Papst Pius XII. zum 1900. Jahrestag der Ankunft von St. Thomas in Indien

St. Thomas is traditionally believed to have sailed to India in 52AD to spread the Christian faith among the Cochin Jews, the Jewish diaspora present in Kerala at the time. He is supposed to have landed at the ancient port of Muziris (which became extinct in 1341 AD due to a massive flood which realigned the coasts) near Kodungalloor. He then went to Palayoor (near present-day Guruvayoor), which was a Hindu priestly community at that time. He left Palayoor in AD 52 for the southern part of what is now Kerala State, where he established the Ezharappallikal, or "Seven and Half Churches". These churches are at Kodungallur, Kollam, Niranam (Niranam St.Marys Orthodox Church, Nilackal (Chayal), Kokkamangalam, Kottakkayal (Paravoor), Palayoor (Chattukulangara) and Thiruvithancode Arappally – the half church

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  • Uploaded on July 18, 2011
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    by MarieE
    • Camera: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY KODAK DX6490 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
    • Taken on 2005/11/04 17:18:52
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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