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Aramaic Project - I

Interviews and Performances - Video List

No. 130 to 121

AP 130 - The Creed in five languages, including Syriac.

St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Maspeth, New York. 28 April 2019. Fr. Joseph Palackal, CMI and the students of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy of Queens, New York. The occasion was the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Ordination of Fr. Joseph Palackal, CMI...


AP 129 - Fr. George Appassery, V. C., A passionate admirer of the East Syriac heritage.

It was indeed a pleasure to talk to Fr. George Appassery, V. C. who is a passionate lover of the Syriac language and heritage of the Syro Malabar Church. The eighty-year-old Fr. Appassery attributes his interest in the Syriac language to his grandfather, who was a sacristan at his local parish at Bharananganam, in the Eparchy of Pala. ....


AP 128 - Benedy Anikkad: Holding on to golden melodies from the Syriac era.

Benedy Anikad. a resourceful church musician sings rare melodies from the golden era of Syriac chants. Violin accompaniment by Papootty Master. Recorded on 4 September 2018.......


AP 127 - Syriac chants during the Nuptial Qurbana for Abu Alex and Stephy Joy.

Here is yet another video that instills hope in our minds for the future of the Syriac language in India. Abu Alex, a medical professional, developed interest in the Syriac language during his Higher-Secondary- School days, when he took it as a second language purely for academic reasons. Soon he became aware of the sacrality of the Syriac language and the magical effect of the Syriac melodies........


AP 126 - Syriac chants from the Benediction. Fr. Probus Perumalil, CMI.

Fr. Probus Perumalil, CMI (1922-2009) decided to include the hymns of the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the recording he made of Solemn Qurbana in Syriac. Fr. Probus made this recording on a cassette tape recorder, sometime in 1980. These songs were at the end of side B of the cassette (see notes on Aramaic Project-119).......


AP 125 - Fr. Jose Thachil on Inter-ritual life at Mangalappuzha Seminary.

Fr. Jose Thachil shares with us his experience of life at St. Joseph's Seminary at Mangalappuzha, Aluva, in the 1950s. At that time students from such diverse rites as the Latin, Syro Malabar, and Syro Malankara rites lived here and received priestly formation. The students would participate in mass in all three rites. Fr. Thachil recalls that there were no conflicts of interest; rather, the students experienced the universality of the Catholic Church.......


AP 124 - C.T. Thomas plays incidental melodies from the Syriac era, on his violin.

The melodies of the solemn Qurbana of the Syro Malabar Church is a case in point for inter and intracultural communications in Kerala over an extended period. We see in this video several examples of such melodies. The melodies that C. T. Thomas Chavarappuzha plays on violin in this video are not part of the liturgy......


AP 123 - B'eda d'yawman (Syriac and Malayalam) at Suriyanippally, Palluruthy.

The St. Mary's Church at Palluruthy, in the Eparchy of Ernakulam-Angamaly pays homage to its nickname, Suriyanippally (Malayalam, "Syriac Church") by continuing the tradition of singing the Marian hymn, B'eda d'yawman during the parish feast on 8 September, 2018.....


AP 122 - Fr. Cyril Thayyil. Solemn Qurbana in Syriac. Koovappadam, Kochi.

 Fr. Cyril Thayyil, a young priest from the Eparchy of Pala, a talented singer of Syriac chants, has already made a mark as a celebrant for the Solemn Syriac Qurbana on special occasions. He is among a small number of priests in Kerala, who have mastered the art of singing Syriac chants. CMSIndia has already published several of his recordings.


AP 121 - Dr. Joseph J Palackal, CMI, at the AMERICAN LIBRARY OF CONGRESS .

Recorded at American Library of Congress, Washington D.C. on May 31, 2018


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