St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ landed at Malankara near Cranganore around A.D.52. He established seven and half churches. Those are, Kodugallore, Palayoor, Kottacave, Kokamangalam, Niranam, Chayal, Kollam and the half church at Thiruvithamkode.
Who built the first church in India?
In 52 A.D. Thomas Didaemus, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ is believed to have landed at Musiris (Cranganore) in Kerala. He made his first converts both Jews and Hindus at Palayur a town now in Trichur district, Kerala. There he built a small church with an altar, which he consecrated.
Who created Christianity in India?
The Saint Thomas Christians have also been nicknamed such due to their reverence for Saint Thomas the Apostle, who is said to have brought Christianity to India. The name dates back to the period of Portuguese colonisation. They are also known, especially locally, as Nasrani or Nasrani Mappila.
Which is the first church established in India?
Thomas Church which is believed to have founded by St. Thomas the Apostle in 52 AD was the first Christian Church in India. St. Thomas, the Apostle, arrived in 52 AD at Kodungallur for the propagation of Christ’s message and according to history he came by sea to Palayur and built the Church.
Where is India first church?
Thomas Major archiepiscopal church, Palayur (The Birthplace of Christianity in India) is located at Palayur (also spelt Palayoor), in Thrissur district in Kerala on the west coast of India.
Where is largest church in India?
The biggest church in India is “Morning star church” in Velankanni with around a seating capacity of 10,000 people. It’s is a Roman Catholic church.