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Thomas, western feast day december 21, feast day in roman and syrian catholic churches july 3, in the greek church october 6), one of the twelve apostles.
The island was originally settled around 1500 bc by the ciboney people. They were later replaced by the arawaks and then the caribs. Christopher columbus sighted the island in 1493 on his second voyage to the new world.
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Thomas was born a jew and was called to be one of the twelve apostles. His birth and death dates are unknown, but his feast day is celebrated july 3. He lived before the formal establishment of the catholic church but is recognized as the patron saint of architects.
The passing of mary, adjudged heretical by pope gelasius i in 494, was attributed to joseph of arimathea. The document states that thomas was the only witness of the assumption of mary into heaven. The other apostles were miraculously transported to jerusalem to witness her death. Thomas was left in india, but after her first burial, he was transported to her tomb, where he witnessed her bodily assumption into heaven, from which she dropped her girdle.