Monday, 14 April 2014

The Cross On Top Of St. Thomas Mount

St. Thomas Mount is a small hill near the Chennai Airport. There is a small church called the Church of Our Lady of Expectations on top of this hill. But it is more popularly known as Mount St. Thomas Church. It was built in 1523 A.D. by the Portuguese over the spot where St. Thomas was believed to have been killed in 72 A. D. My sketch shows a tall pillar with a cross mounted over it which is a relatively recent feature of many South Indian churches. 

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