Patron: St. Thomas the Apostle

We, the Friends of the Indonesian Church, take St. Thomas the Apostle as the Patron of our organization, because he is the only Apostle that evangelized Asia, namely India. Culturaly speaking Indonesia has received heavy influnce from India since the the beginning of the first century. Even the name “Indonesia” consists of two Greek words “Indo” means “India, and “nesia” means “island”. Therefore, it seems appropriate that we take St Thomas as our patron for the work in Indonesia.