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Day Twenty Four : 21st December

Kneeler Twenty Four

THOMAS, Apostle and Martyr

Habakkuk 2

1 I will stand at my watchpost, and station myself on the rampart;
I will keep watch to see what he will answer concerning my complaint.

2 Then the Lord answered me, and said:
Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it.

3 For there is still a vision for the appointed time;
it speaks of the end and does not lie.

from Times and Seasons p104
'Saint John records three occasions in which this member of the Twelve played a part. (11:16; 14:5; and 20:25-28). One tradition says that he preached the gospel to the Parthians, and the Syrian Christians of Malabar, South India, call themselves "Christians of St Thomas". They believe that their forefathers were evangelized by Saint Thomas, and that he was martyred and buried at Myalpore, near Madras.'