St Thomas feast; flag hoisting held inside Cathedral

This must have been a unique start to the celebration of a religious feast in the San Thome Cathedral.

On June 30 evening, the flag of saint Thomas was hoisted not on the massive flag mast outside the church and in the south west corner of the campus but inside the cathedral, near the main altar.

This symbolic act signalled the start of a shortened celebration of the feast of this saint who is believed to have come to India, spent time in this part of the city and martyred here.

The feast has been a low-key affair annually and this year, because of the regulations of the pandemic, celebrated indoors with a few priests and assistant laity.

Here is the schedule –

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