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Children take over the conversation on Syriac chants.

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AP 166 - Children take over the conversation on Syriac chants.
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AP 166

Part Number Part I - Syro Malabar Church
Title Children take over the conversation on Syriac chants.
Duration 5:51
Place of Recording Diocese of Mananthavady
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Children take over the conversation on Syriac chants.

Surprisingly, children are taking over the conversation on the Syriac heritage of the Syro Malabar Church. This is a very positive development. It gives us hope about the sustainability of the Syriac language and music. What is appealing is the fact that children learn songs in an informal setting without any coercion. We are grateful to the parents of these children for making Syriac chants a part of the conversation on the dining table. Let us hope that families will incorporate simple Syriac chants into evening family prayer.

Joseph J. Palackal, CMI
New York
22 January 2020

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