Today In Fact, 21 December

We really have no idea when he died or how he died. The man who got his name from the Aramaic word for twin; t’oma has been traditionally regarded as dying on this day in 79.

Thomas the Apostle is renowned for refusing to believe the resurrection: “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

The twin who famously became a Christian through sticking his fingers into Jesus’ wounds is said to have travelled to India and converted people in Kerala as well as building seven churches there.

This most empirical apostle is also the patron saint of architects.

– Posted by Douglas Racionzer (