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Aramaic Project - I

Interviews and Performances - Video List

No. 170 to 161

AP 170 - Wedding of Dixon & Nivya. Chantham Charthal (beautification) of the groom.

Reviving old St. Thomas Christian customs. Special thanks to Denny Karamkunnel for sharing this video and granting permission to post it on our channel..


AP 169 - Ramsa at the home of the groom. Reviving old customs.

Wedding of Dixon and Nivya.Recorded at Dixon's Residence,Karamkunnel,Vadakancherry Palakkad.....


AP 168 - A plea to retain the Pesaha meal at home, not church.

The Syro Malabar Catholics continue to observe many Jewish traditions from the Old Testament times. The observance of the Pesaha appam murikkal (breaking of the Passover bread) is one such tradition. The ritual takes place at home on the eve of Holy Thursday, which is referred to in Malayalam as “Pesaha wyazham” (“Passover Thursday”).....


AP 167 - A passionate plea to preserve a melody.

The melody of the Syriac chant, "Qambel Maran" from the Office for the Dead is unique in many respects. The Syllabic setting of the text with melismatic endings on the ultimate or penultimate vowel brings out the emotive effect of the chant....


AP 166 - 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.


AP 165 - Solemn Qurbana in Syriac. Fr. Saji Mattathil, Fr. Joseph Pathil.

We are glad to post the tracks from a commercial release of the chants from the Solem Qurbana in Syriac. This excellent CD is the result of the diligent work of a talented team of musicians and singers under the leadership of Fr. Joseph Pathil and Fr. Saji Mattathil.......
Available Segment Videos : AP 165-01 to 165-44


AP 164 - Children take Syriac chants home.

Christ King Forane Church, Manimooly, Diocese of Mananthavady.


AP 163 - Did St Thomas Come To India?

This is video is posted for archival and research purposes only.

Dr. Joseph J. Palackal talks with Mr. Cyriac Scaria based on the CNN Documentry -DOUBTING THOMAS


AP 162 - Syriac and Arabic cultures in Kerala. Prof M.N Karassery and Dr.Joseph Palackal.

The confluence of cultures in Kerala. Prof. M. N. Karassery and Rev. Dr. Joseph J. Palackal in a spirited conversation. Special thanks to Varghese Korason and Sibi David, Valkannadi....


AP 161 - The Teenage face of Syriac chants: Denny sails Karamkunnel.

Here is a teenage singer who has already warmed up to the Syriac heritage of the Syro Malabar Church. Unusual as it is, Denny is attracted to the melodies and moods of East-Syriac chants and learned them by listening to Youtube videos.....


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