• (+91) 9446514981
  • library@thecmsindia.org

Aramaic Project - I

Interviews and Performances - Video List

No. 150 to 141

AP 150 - S. Sebastian Ottaplackal: "It all started with Qandisa Alaha".

We are proud to present a resourceful young man, S. Sebastian Ottaplackal, who is primarily a music educator, but also a seeker of the Syriac heritage of his forefathers. Our meeting at the Syro Malabar Convention in Houston, Texas, was one of the best things that happened to me. ..


AP 149 - Bilingual Nuptial Qurbana: wedding of Anija and George Njarakunnel.

George Njarakunnel's introduction to Syriac chants was at the Bilingual Qurbana (English/Syriac) at the National Shrine and Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D. C,. on September 7, 2013....


AP 148 - George Njarakunnel Reclaiming identity through Syriac chants in America.

George and I met for the first time under unusual circumstances. I was walking toward the dining hall of the Convention Center the Hilton Hotel at Houston, Texas. We both were there for the Syro Malabar Convention. George, who, along with his brother, was walking in the opposite direction, recognized me in the crowd and greeted me. He said that he knew me by watching the Aramaic Project videos of the CMSI Youtube channel....


AP 147 - Sophia Chirayil: sings Syriac chant during personal prayer.

It was indeed a joy to speak to the young and talented Sophia Chirayil. Syriac chants are so dear to her heart that she includes them during her personal prayer. Sophia got acquainted with Syriac chants, when she sang with the choir for the bilingual (English/Syriac) Syro Malabar Qurbana at the National Shrine and Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, in Washington, D. C....


AP 146 - Practice session for bilingual Qurbana at National Convention in Houston, Texas.

This was in preparation for the Solemn bilingual Qurbana (English and Syriac) on the second and third days (August 1 and 2, 2019) of the Syro Malabar National Convention in Houston, Texas. The youth choir welcomed the idea of including Syriac chants and made the efforts to learn them in advance. On July 31, we had a final practice......


AP 145 - Laku mara, during bilngual Qurbana in Houston, Texas.

Recorded at Syro Malabar National Convertion at Hilton Convention center, Houstan , Texas, USA....


AP 143 - Dr. Joseph Palackal introduces two Syriac chants during Qurbana in Houston.

Sagdinan mar and Bar Maryam, during bilingual Qurbana at the American Syro Malabar Convention in Houston, Texas.....


AP 141 - Marriage of Ribin Jose and Reshma: Reclaiming an old custom.

Ribin Jose and Reshmi Babu decided to reinstate an old custom of crowning the bride and groom at the wedding ceremony. The St. Thomas Christians used to have this custom from ancient times. Since the middle of the twentieth century, only some groups continue to use it. Ribin and Reshmi, in consultation with Fr. Cyril Thayyil, the celebrant, decided to incorporate the Crowning into their ceremony.....


Our Mission

Christian Musicological Society of India is an international forum for interdisciplinary research, discussion, and dissemination of knowledge, on the music, art and dance of about thirty million Christians in India, who belong to a diverse set of communities and linguistic groups and follow a variety of liturgical traditions some of which date back to the early Christian era. Founded in 1999 by Dr. Joseph J. Palackal CMI, the Society hopes that such researches will draw attention to the lesser known aspects of India in connection with the rest of the world.


Contact Us

Josef Ross, I st Floor,
Peter's Enclave, Opp. Kairali Apts
Panampilly Nagar, Kochi , Kerala, India - 682036
Phone :  +91 9446514981 | +91 8281393984

Office in North America
Email :

Email : library@thecmsindia.org