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Sunday July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022, marked the 1950th Martyrdom Anniversary of St. Thomas the Apostle, disciple of Jesus Christ, who arrived to India in 52 AD, and was martyred in Chennai in 72 AD. July 3 is traditionally accepted as the martyrdom day of St. Thomas.
Launch of 3 July 2021
The Declaration of July 3, as Indian Christian Day / Yeshu Bhakti Divas was held on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The online launch programs were organized in different languages in various parts of India. The events featured greetings from the Heads of Church denominations and from community, business & lay leaders, including speeches from the Chief Ministers of Meghalaya, Nagaland & Mizoram. Celebrations were also held all over India, with acts of love & kindness and special services to commemorate the historic launch.
To celebrate the person and message of Lord Jesus Christ that was brought to India in AD 52 by St. Thomas the Apostle, while preserving our identity within the Indian cultural heritage and promoting unity in India.
Significance of 3rd July 2021
July 3rd, is the traditionally accepted martyrdom day of Apostle St. Thomas, Apostle of India, disciple of Lord Jesus Christ, who arrived in India in 52 AD and was martyred in Chennai in 72 AD.
A Day of Celebration and Remembrance
With traditional songs, music, dances, cultural events, food, sweets & festivities
Love and Kindness
Feeding programs, health camps, literacy events, social development & outreach.
In fields of education, healthcare, literacy, women rights, social development.
A People's Movement
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