Who built 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?
It is commonly believed that Christianity came to India with St Thomas as early as 52 CE. He is said to have landed in Kerala and the religion took root there. He then walked across to Mylapore in present day Chennai, spoke of a new God in a new land, and left his footprints on the sands of time.
Which is biggest 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.
What’s the oldest church in the world?
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia the Cenacle (the site of the Last Supper) in Jerusalem was the “first Christian church.” The Dura-Europos church in Syria is the oldest surviving church building in the world, while the archaeological remains of both the Aqaba Church and the Megiddo church have been considered to …
How many churches are there in India?
There are 10,701 parishes and 174 dioceses in India, organised into 29 provinces. Of these, 132 are of the Latin Catholic Church; 31 are Syro-Malabar Church and 11 are Malankara Syrian Catholic Church dioceses.
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What is the largest church in the world?
St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, the largest church in the world.
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