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Aramaic Project - I

Interviews and Performances - Video List

No. 260 to 251

AP 260 - "Methen tennes l'marya alaha hailsana": Syriac Chant and Interpretation of CMI logo.

Here is a combination of two remarkable recordings of the Syriac text of the CMI logo. They both originated at Dharmaram College in Bengaluru, Bro. Thomas Kappil Puthusseril, CMI composed a haunting melody to the five-word motto and made an audio recording in 2021with the help of his friends at Dharmaram College, the major seminary of the CMI congregation.


AP 259 - Revival of Crowning ceremony . Syro Malabar wedding of Joseph and Jiss, Kalathil .

The crowning of the bride and groom used to be a part of the wedding ceremony among the Syro Malabar Catholics. At some point in history, crowning was removed.


AP 258 - Palackal Thoma Malpan Anusmaranam. Pallippuram.

Rev. Dr. Benny Nalkkara, CMI, the provincial of the Sacred Heart Province of the Carmelites of May Immaculate, gave the best memorial speech on the Saintly Palackal Thoma Malpan (c.1780-184).


AP 257 - റൂഹാ ദ്ഖുദ്‌ശാ - New Syriac Hymn from Dharmaram College, Bengaluru.

This video is yet another sample of a remarkable development in the history of Syriac chants in the Syro Malabar Church in the twenty-first century. The talented team of young seminarians at Dharmaram College in Bengaluru, under the leadership of Bro.


AP 256 - ആലങ്ങാട് മാഹാത്മ്യം : Part 1- ആലങ്ങാട് സ്ലീവ. ALANGAD SLEEVA Fr. PAUL CHULLY.

This video draws attention to important material evidence of the presence of Eastern Christianity in India in the early Christian era. The movement of Christianity from West Asia to South India led to the transfer of religious and cultural artifacts.


AP 256a - ആലങ്ങാട് മാഹാത്മ്യം PART II. ആലങ്ങാട് ഭാരതസഭയുടെ തറവാട്! by Fr. Paul Chully.

History of Alangad Old Marth Maryam Nazrani Syro Malabar Catholic Church. “Beloved Nazranis wake up and be enlightened” Note: In the history of Christianity in India (Hendo) St Mary’s (Marth Maryam) Syro Malabar catholic church has its prime importance.


AP 256b - മാർ ജോസഫ് കരിയാറ്റി- 1st Metropolitan Archbishop of St Thomas Christians.

Mar Joseph Kariattil (1742-1786), the First Indigenous Metropolitan Archbishop of St. Thomas Christians in Kerala. Kariattil Mar Ouseph ( Mar Joseph Kariattil) was the first native Indian to be appointed as Metropolitan of Kodungalloor (Cranganore) for Syrian Catholics in the territory now comprising Kerala,


AP 255 - പരിശുദ്ധ റൂഹായും വയലാറും : Syriac Heritage and Faith Formation by Fr. J Palackal.

SYRIAC HERITAGE & FAITH FORMATION of SYRO MALABAR CATHOLICS: Excerpts from Denha Endowmen Lecture 2014 by Dr. Joseph J. Palackal, CMI. at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetra, Bangaluru. 19 July, 2014.


AP 254 - EMMA LIZ ROBIN: An asset to the SYRO Malabar Church in the USA.

Emma Liz Robin, daughter of Robin J. Kurian & Rani Robin in conversation with Dr. Joseph J. Palackal, CMI at St. Alphonsa Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Coppell, Texas, USA.


AP 253 - Fr. Abel's Voice. A Res Qala (Model Melody). Syriac and Malayalam versions.

A unique voice that shall never die. "Eramarmak Mar Malka." Popular Res Qala , Syriac and Malayalam versions in the voice of Fr. Abel, CMI (1920-2001). See Aramaic Project-11 https://youtu.be/SKFUdi8_G1k. Recorded at Kalabhavan studios, December 1999.


AP 253a - Syriac and Malayalam versions of Laika Ezal/ ewideyolikkum Karthawe Nin.

Fortunately, Fr. Abel left us a great legacy of audio recordings of the Syriac and Malayalam versions of the model melodies (Res Qala) in his voice. The recordings took place at three different locations and occasions. The first recording took place in 1997. This was at my request. I needed those melodies for my doctoral dissertation. All the recordings are in our library.


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