Eusebius records that Thomas preached in Parthia. Many legends tell of his preaching in India, where he is supposed to have established the Syrian Malabar or Mar Thoma church. In the IX Century, Alfred of Wessex sent alms to India for St. Thomas and St. Bartholomew, and the Portuguese found the San Thomé cathedral, reportedly his tomb, at Mylapore, near Madras, in 1522.
His relics had, it is said, been removed to Edessa by the IV Century. They were later translated to Chios and to Ortona, in the Abruzzi. A stone cross, dating from the VI-VIII Centuries, with an inscription marks the place in India where Thomas' body is said to have rested.
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