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Aramaic Project - I

Interviews and Performances - Video List

No. 110 to 101

AP 110 - Syriac inscriptions at Kaduthuruthy, Thazhathupally.

Syriac inscriptions at St. Mary's Church, Thazathupally, Kaduthuruthy, Kottayam Dt. Kerala. Dr. Joseph J. Palackal in conversation with Fr. Augustine Kandathikudilil. This church underwent renovation recently. Fr. Sebastian Kollaparambil decided to retain the Syriac inscriptions that were part of the older church.


AP 109 - Dr. Joseph J. Palackal's lecture at The American Library of Congress.

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


AP 108 - Syro Malabar Qurbana in English with two Syriac chants.

This was part of the celebration of the Syro Malabar Day, on 29 July, 2015. Dr. Martin Antony and Prince James took the initiative to organize this event to create awareness about the unique heritage of the Syro Malabar Catholics.


AP 107 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Kalayil, CMI, Dharmaram College, Bengaluru.

This interview with Dr. Thomas Kalayil, CMI, a scholar of the Syriac language and Sacred Scripture, is a blessing for the viewers of our channel. Fr. Kalayil recalls melodies, performance practices, chants and specific liturgical celebrations that went out of vogue in the 1960s....


AP 106 - " Palackal Thoma Malpan, the founder of the TOCD [CMI] Congregation "

Rev. Dr. Thomas Kalayil, CMI reads from a manuscript from St. John’s Monastery (CMI) at Mutholy, in the Kottayam district of Kerala. The anonymous author wrote in 1918 a concise history of the Malpanate (system of priestly formation among the Catholic St. Thomas Christians). The writer refers (pages 2-3) to Palackal Thoma Malpan as the "adisthanakkaran" (founder) of the Religious Congregation of the Third Order of the Discalced Carmelites (TOCD [CMI]).


AP 105 - Syriac hymn in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Sung during the priestly ordination ceremony of Fr. Jojo Thalikasthanam, CMI. Recorded at St. Paul' s Church, Vezhapra, Changanacherry.
30 December 2012.


AP 104 - Joseph Thekkedath Puthenkudy (Rocky) in conversion with Dr. Joseph J. Palackal.

Note: It was, indeed, a pleasure to talk to Joseph Puthenkudy, a young Syro Malabar Catholic who is passionate about the Syriac heritage of the St. Thomas Christians. Although not a singer, Joseph was initially attracted to the Syriac melodies of the Jacobite and Malankara churches near his mother’s native place.


AP 103 - Rev Dr Cherian Thalakulam, CMI in conversation with Dr. Joseph J. Palackal.

Recorded on the premises of the Seminary of Immaculate Conception, Huntington, New York. 22 July 2014.


AP 102 - Fr. Antony Sylvester Puthussery, CMI in conversion with Dr. Joseph J, Palackal CMI.

Fr. Sylvester Puthussery, CMI (d. 2016), a member of the Sacred Heart Province of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate. Specialist in Syro Malabar liturgy, singer of Syriac chants.


AP 102a - Fr. Sylvester Puthussery speaks about Palackal Thoma Malpan.

During a friendly conversation on the Syriac heritage of the Syro Malabar Church (Aramic project 102 - Video), Fr. Antony Sylvester Puthussery, CMI veered to an assessment of the personality of Palackal Thoma Malpan (1780-1841), founder of the CMI Congregation.

AP 101 - Sagdinan mar. at First communion. Northern Virginia.

First communion celebration begins with the famous Chirstological hymn in Syriac,Sagdīnan mār. St, Jude Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Northern Virginia, USA. 26 May 2018.

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