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Syriac Language Studies at Sacred Heart College, Thevara


Mārggam Kaḷi
മാർഗ്ഗം കളി

(Excerpts from ongoing research)
Copyright© 2020 Joseph J. Palackal

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Mārggam Kaḷi
മാർഗ്ഗം കളി

(Excerpts from Ongoing research)
Copyright © 2020 Joseph J. Palackal

Mārggam Kaḷi (Malayalam, “Dance of the Way”), is a non-liturgical performing art of the St. Thomas Christians in Kerala, India. The song text celebrates the life, mission, and martyrdom of St. Thomas the Apostle in India. Interestingly, the proto-Dravidian-speaking converts to Christianity in Kerala chose a Pali/Sanskrit term, “Mārggam” (the way), to refer to the new religion that came from West Asia. There are two reasons for this linguistic connection. First, Kerala was a Buddhist country in the early Christian era. The region was replete with Buddhist Vihāra-s. The generic term that the Buddha used for his teaching was Mārg, meaning “way.” Therefore, the term was all too familiar to Keralites in the early Christian era. Conversion to any religion was referred to as māṛggam kūṭal (“joining the way”) Read More .....

View the Video of Marggam Kali performed at Chavara Cultural Centre, Kochi (CMSI-237)





Syriac Transliteration


Dr. Joseph J. Palackal

Guide to Syriac Transliteration

Prepared by

Dr. Joseph J. Palackal
30 May 2020


Qandiśā Alāhā (Trisagion) Music score by S. Sebastian Ottaplackal

MP3 Instrumental Music Cover Track and Music Notation Booklets for the Music score of Qandiśā Alāhā (Trisagion).

(Conductor's Score)

(Voice / Chords )

(Ist Violin / Voice)

(IInd Violin / Voice)

(Cello / Voice)


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Importance of Syriac Language
സുറിയാനി ഭാഷയുടെ പ്രാധാന്യം

Mar Joseph Kallarangattu speaks about the importance of Syriac Language.

Courtesy : Archdiocese of Pala


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Wedding Ritual in the Assyrian Church of the East

വിവാഹ ശുശ്രുഷ




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Eezhathuruthile Mar Sleeva - Oru Yatra
ഈഴത്തുരുത്തിലെ മാർ സ്ലീവാ - ഒരു യാത്ര


Johnson P. Varghese



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Pesaha Prayer and Appam Preparation
പെസഹാ ഭക്ഷണം തയ്യാറാക്കലം ഇണ്ടറിയപ്പം മുറിക്കൽ ശുശ്രുഷയം

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