St.Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church,
St.Thomas Mount, Chennai

St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church mission is to fulfill the spiritual and social needs of the Syro Malabar Catholic Community by offering Mass, Catechism, Administration of Sacraments, Retreats and Solemn Celebration of the Church Feast. We aim to achieve the spiritual and societal growth of the community in the deep-rooted Christian values.

St. Thomas, the Apostle, brought the Word of God to the ancient land of India shortly after Jesus Christ's death and ressurection. It is believed that he landed in the South-Western coastal town of Musiris, which is presently called Kodungalloor, Kerala, in the year 52 A.D. After two decades of evangelisation he was martyred at Chinamalai, Mylapore, near Chennai, in 72 A.D.

“The Syro Malabar Church is an Oriental (Eastern Rite) Catholic church, in full communion with the Church of Rome. The term Syro Malabar is a reference to the East syrian (Chaldean) tradition the church has followed and to the Malabar Coast where St Thomas the Apostle landed. Firm devotion, indomitable faith, deep-rooted spirituality, and rich tradition make the Syro Malabar church markedly special and vividly alive, making it an integral part of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.”
Piece of a hand Bone of St. Thomas which touched the wound of jesus, it was brought from Edessa and preserved in the Mylapore St.Thomas Museum
The bleeding cross carved by St. Thomas on large stone, on which he fell and died, presently made the altar....
Picture of Mother Mary, traditionally attributed to St. Luke and brought to India by St. Thomas.....
SUNDAY MASS 09:30am/05:30pm WEEKDAYS MASS 07:00 PM
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St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
6/74-3 North Silver Street
St. Thomas Mount, Chennai - 16

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