AP 200 to 191
Five-hundred children preparing for bilingual (English/Syriac )Qurbana.
|Part Number||Part I - Syro Malabar Church|
|Title||Five-hundred children preparing for bilingual (English/Syriac )Qurbana.|
|Place of Recording||St. Alphonsa Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Coppell, Dallas, Texas|
|Date of Recording||17 February, 2020|
|Video Segment (s)||
Five-hundred children preparing for bilingual (English/Syriac )Qurbana, Dallas
Bilingual (English/Syriac) Qurbana at St. Alphonsa Syro Malabar Church, Coppell, Dallas, Texas. Fr. Jacob Christy, Vicar. See also Aramaic Project-189
We are grateful to Soy Joseph for capturing these moments for future reference. Fr. Jacob Christy, Vicar, invited me to prepare the choir to sing the English version of the Qurbana that I co-composed with George Thaila. Fr. Jacob told me that the community has been warming up to Syriac chants. Therefore, I used the occasion to introduce a few popular Syriac chants to the Sunday School children, who enthusiastically responded. What we see in the video is the practice session prior to Qurbana in the School Hall, and various moments from the Qurbana itself. We experimented "Mar Walah" as a post-communion meditation , which went very well. See note on Aramaic Project-189. This was probably the largest group of children that I had the opportunity to train. Sincere and earnest cooperation of the children was a reward. It also taught me that the Syro Malabar Children, indeed, can imbibe this tradition, even without understanding the historical significance. The sound of the Syriac language and the simplicity and elegance of the melodies seem to have a great appeal to young minds. Also, the format of English/Syriac bilingual Qurbana seems to be gaining traction in the USA. It is up to the hierarchy and the liturgical committee to appreciate this and take necessary action to build on it. That will be a service not only to the Syro Malabar Church but also to the world's cultural heritage.
Joseph J. Palackal, CMI
New York Ascension
Thursday-21 May 2020
Keywords: Syro Malabar Coppell, Syro Malabar Dallas, Jacob Christy, Soy Joseph, Bilingual Qurbana
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- AP 132a - Puqdankon during bilingual Qurbana at St. Stans, New York.
- AP 132b - Qandiśā Alāhā during bilingual Qurbana at St. Stans, New York.
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- AP 136 - Bilingual Qurbana at Ukranian Cathedral, London.
- AP 137a - Bilingual Holy, Holy, Holy (Malayalam/Syriac), Dallas, USA.
- AP 142 - Qandisa alaha during bilingual Qurbana at Syro Malabar Convention in Houston.
- AP 144 - Institution Narrative in Syriac during bilingual Qurbana at Syro Malabar Conven.
- AP 149 - Bilingual Nuptial Qurbana: wedding of Anija and George Njarakunnel.
- AP 151 - Francesca Pulicken in attendance at the practice session for bilingual Qurbana.
- AP 153 - Bilingual Qurbana at Sacred Heart Church, Glendale, New York.
- AP 201 - Bishop Mar Thomas Tharayil: Syriac Hymns and Kyananas during Bilingual Qurbana.
- AP 215 - Bishop Thomas Tharayi: Bilingual Qurbana.
- AP 217 - Sunil and Seena : Bilingual Nuptial Qurbana. A historic event.
- AP 249 - SYRO MALABAR QURBANA. ENGLISH/SYRIAC. Fr. JOSEPH J PALACKAL, CMI , UK. 2015