I was just wondering: so often we talk about how such and such was the Apostolic Tradition passed down to us. However, when we say this, we mostly mean the teachings of a certain group of apostles: James, John, Peter, Jude Thaddeus, Matthew.
However, there were many other apostles who preached in the East and whom we know almost nothing about: Bartholomew, Thomas and Simon in particular. I wonder: what happened to the converts of these areas? Did they survive till today? If so, are there different Apostolic Traditions in these churches than in the West? I just wonder how much info one gets about St. Thomas and St. Bartholomew if one goes to India today. :yup: