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The Mar Thoma Church of Dallas, Carrollton is a part of The Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church, which has its origin in a community of faith, originated with St. Thomas, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ, in Kerala, the southern state of India. History and tradition together provide much materiel to believe in the St. Thomas Tradition of the Indian Church and its origin in AD 52. The Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church 'Malankara' - the place in Kerala where St. Thomas first landed, depicts the historical connection from the 5th Century onwards with the church of Antioch) recently celebrated her 150 years of renewed identity as an autonomous, church. Acknowledging reformation as an ongoing process in the life of the church, she has blended Eastern orthodoxy with the modern understanding of the faith.