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    New St. Mary s at old St. Demetrios WAUKEGAN -- Among the traditions found in Eastern Christianity is that the Apostle Thomas traveled as a missionary to
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      New St. Mary's at old St. Demetrios

      WAUKEGAN -- Among the traditions found in Eastern Christianity is that the Apostle Thomas traveled as a missionary to India, a country historically associated with Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.

      Emerging from those travels was the Knanaya Christian church, established in the state of Kerala, which is found in the southern part of India. As part of the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church, Knanaya Jacobites have a close association with the Greek Orthodox Church -- which made for a convenient arrangement on Waukegan's north side.

      To read more: http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/newssun/news/1201510,5_1_WA04_CHURCH_S1.article
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