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QUESTION 1

When is the Sunday of St. Thomas? Why? On the Sunday of St. Thomas, two hymns normally sung in Sunday matins are not sung. What are these hymns? Why are they not sung?

QUESTION 2

A Hymn normally sung once in Sunday matins is sung three times, in the matins for St. Thomas Sunday, and until when? What is the hymn?

QUESTION 3

How many days after the resurrection were required for Thomas to believe? Why did he not originally believe?

QUESTION 4

How does the Holy Spirit, through the services characterize Thomas' unbelief?

QUESTION 5

What strident words did the Holy Apostle Thomas say, which were quite similar to the Holy Apostle Peter's just before the Passion Week of our Savior? Were these words shown to be sincere?

QUESTION 6

"And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst ... Then saith he to Thomas ... and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God." (John 20:26-27 (parts), 20:28)

What is the theological meaning of St. Thomas' expression of worship?

QUESTION 7

How many times had the apostles as a group seen the risen Lord before St. Thomas saw Him and believed?

QUESTION 8

What important priestly charism was given by Christ when He came to the upper room the first time He saw the apostles?

QUESTION 9

What far away land did St. Thomas spread the Gospel to, where he met his end as a martyr?

QUESTION 10

What is unique about how the church reads the story of the doubting of Thomas?





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