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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 9:01 p.m. PST

"The first hat I ever saw was worn by Father Lawrence, an elderly priest who said Mass for the rubber-plantation workers in the Kerala village where I spent a Catholic childhood. When he came to our house for coffee, he lifted the curiously rounded hat and bowed with grave courtesy, a gesture I remember vividly because we did not know of such things then. Years later I would learn that it was a pith helmet…."
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Cacique Caribe13 Nov 2017 10:23 p.m. PST

Interesting. I do seem to recall reading a long time ago of how the Portuguese found that many of the locals were already Christian, and had been for many centuries.


Sobieski Inactive Member14 Nov 2017 1:53 a.m. PST

Another revelation to be classed beside the fact that water is wet and dice can often roll the same number twice in a row.

pvernon14 Nov 2017 8:41 a.m. PST

Note: The apostle Thomas walked from Palestine to India starting churches as he went. There were 5 surviving churches in India that were started by him.

Cacique Caribe14 Nov 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

"Another revelation … "

And yet, even to some locals there, it is a revelation.

Funny how some things get "forgotten", and have to be re-discovered.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 9:17 a.m. PST



Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 9:58 a.m. PST

There are tons of Christians in India – no surprise there

In fact, our previous associate pastor was from India – he went from our church to start up a monastery in a little town in county

Cacique Caribe14 Nov 2017 11:07 a.m. PST

That they are there, or their number, isn't a surprise to most people. The very early date of these groups is.


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