Palayur Church

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palayur churchIn 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. This is supposed to be the oldest church in India. St. Thomas later moved to the east coast.And settled in Madras (now Chennai) in 64 A.D. after having travelled all the way to China. Back in Chennai

the apostle is said to have stayed at what was then a village where the present zone of Malaprop is located.


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