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Dr.Joseph J.Palackal C.M.I.

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On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 1:41 AM Jerin P Joju

I was planning on creating an hour long type audio format podcast series. Beginning with the advent of Christianity in India, establishing it's historicity and that Christianity is not a foreign or a colonial religion that came to India off late, clearing the general misconceptions. The general idea is to connect today's people with the Apostolic roots of our faith, which is very slowly being forgotten in our times. We could go on to talk about the east Syriac tradition, chants, liturgy and other customs and traditions associated with it. Talking in great detail about these topics. I am hoping to know your thoughts on this as well and am open to your suggestions and criticisms.

I was hoping that we could do it within the next 2 weeks. Please update me with your schedule and we can work the dates out.

I was also hoping to have a few conversations prior, just to get to know eachother well and discuss the topics and fine tune the ideas
Thanking you.
Jerin P Joju


From: Groce, Nancy
Date: Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 11:46 AM
Subject: Thank you!
To: Joseph Palackal


Just a short note to thank you for coming to Washington last week and presenting such an excellent Botkin Lecture. I thought your presentation was perfect – filled with interesting information and nicely geared for a general audience. We also appreciated your agreeing to take part in the interview. It was fascinating to speak with you and your conversation will enrich and inform future archival researchers. It will probably take a few months for ITS, our technical division, to edit and post your talk online, but I will let you know when it goes up.

Again, thank you for coming to Washington – and sorry we missed each other on the train back to NY!

Best wishes Nancy ,

Nancy Groce, Ph.D.
Senior Folklife Specialist
American Folklife Center
Library of Congress


Dr. Isaac Arickappalil comments on Dr. Joseph J. Palackal's Chavara Endowment Lecture at the Chavara Institute in Rome. 23 May 2015

Isaac Arickappalil


Dear PJ,
Glad to learn that you are back home safe. Thanks for everything, especially for your event at Chavara Institute; it was fabulous ! Our news could be viewed in Deepika of May 28, 2015 in the International column.
Inmates of "Casa Chavara" and Sr. Litty have asked me to convey their greetings to you.
Love and regards,
Isaac achan


From: Saju Chackalackal, President, DVK compliments Dr. Joseph J. Palackal on his Denha Endowment Lecture at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram

Date: Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 6:47 AM

Subject: from Saju, DVK

To: Joseph Palackal <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>


I write these few lines to thank you for your gracious presence and excellent lectures that you offered at DVK for the Denha Endowment Lectures. I could be present only for the first lecture after the inauguration (as I had to go for another meeting of the moral theologians). This lecture which I participated was excellent and insightful. I thank you for the same, especially for the painstaking research that has gone into this work. I am sure that the second one was equally well received. I hope that Fr. Francis Thonippara wlll take the measures to see that your lectures are published. I had to leave for Pune as I was part of the group that went for the Lavasa blessing; so, I could not be present for the afternoon. As usual, everyone was mesmerized by your singing and chanting; and your Excellent English pronunciation and the play with apt idioms also were well received by our audience. To be very frank, I felt proud of having such a great confrere and I thank the Lord and our beloved Congregation for the wonderful gift that you are. Thanking you once again, and wishing you all the best and God's abundant blessings,





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