Meister des Ehninger Altars
Ehningen Altarpiece, 1476
One of the best remembered characters of the New Testament, 'Doubting Thomas' was also the first to acclaim Jesus as "My God and King". St Thomas is an important figure - not only in confirming that a disciple of Christ can have doubts without fear of loss of faith, but because his response to Christ's reappearance, led Jesus to say: "Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe". This gives hope to those of us who live in the subsequent centuries and who believe because of what we have read and heard, even though we did not participate in the earthly life journey of Christ.
According to Eusebius' record, the Apostles Thomas and Bartholomew were assigned to Parthia and India. According to traditional accounts of the Saint Thomas Christians of India, the Apostle Thomas landed in Muziris (Cranganore) on the Kerala coast in AD 52 and was martyred in Mylapore, near central Chennai (Madras) in AD 72. He is regarded as the patron saint of India among its Christian adherents, and the Feast of Saint Thomas on July 3 is celebrated as Indian Christians' Day. The name Thomas remains quite popular among Christians in India.
Choral Evensong with the Lay Clerks of St Andrew’s Choir
Join us Sunday 10 July at 6 pm
Relax with beautiful choral music by Christopher Tye and Vaughn Williams
Join in singing
Rejoice, the Lord is King
The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
Enjoy organ music composed by Georg Böhm