Originally Posted by lukathomas
Among the Saint Thomas Christians there is a tradition about Seven Churches. Various list are put forward by Catholics, Orthodox and Jacobites.
What does documents say about this ? Is the list consistent ? When was this list complied ? Does it has churches which were added by political interest ?
Please Cite source documents for a healthy discussion.
The original poster is referring to the Tradition regarding the seven Churches that St. Thomas the Apostles started when he came as a missionary to India.
The Tradition holds true for the majority of scholars, academics, laity, faithful, and most Churches - Catholic, Orthodox, and protestant.
The source regarding the Traditional Apostolic position is found here: