The 12 Apostles: The Meaning Behind Their Names, How They Died, and Where Their Relics Are Located


Saint Thomas

Thomas comes from the Aramaic name ta’oma meaning twin, however the meaning of the nickname is unclear. According to Syrian Christian tradition, Saint Thomas was preaching at Saint Thomas Mount in Chennai, India around the year 72 A.D., when a group of angered locals martyred him with a spear. His remains can be found in the Basilica of Saint Thomas the Apostle in Ortona, Italy.


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