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Call Number : RR-218


Nazrani Padana Parampara - Laku Mara

Online Group Singing Video - Coordinated by SMYM Kattapana Forane

സുറിയാനി ഗീതങ്ങൾ lyrics | 4 വയസു മുതൽ 73 വയസുവരെയുള്ള 112 പേര് കോവിഡ് കാലത്ത് വിവിധ രാജ്യങ്ങളിൽ നിന്ന

Courtesy: Fr. Sebastian Muthuplackal and Nazrani Padana Parampara (Nazrani Learning Series).

Call Number : RR-217/JT


The Fathers of the Church

An Introduction to the First Christian Teachers



The Father of the Church are a select group of early Christian teachers,around a hundred in number, depending on the list you consult. The Catholic Church has long revered them and given them a priviledged place of doctorinal authority.

  • Publisher - Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Divison, Huntington, IN
  • ISBN-13:978-159276-245-3 | ISBN-10:1-59276-245-X

Courtesy - Joseph T.P.

Call Number : RR-216/JT

Gregory The Great


John Moorhead
(Professor of History, University of Queensland, Australia)

From the Volume

(Edited by Carol Harisson, University of Durham)

An introduction to Gregory the Great, Pope Gregory I (590-604), generally regarded as one of the outstanding figures in the long history of Popes. Pope Gregory is regarded as one of the four great fathers of the Western Church, alongside Ambrose,Jerome, and Augustine.


  • Edited by - Carol Harisson, University of Durham
  • First Publication - 2005
  • Published in - Taylor & Fransis e-Library 2005
  • Catalogued in - British Library and Library of Congress
  • ISBN 0-203-01263-1 | ISBN-0-415-23389-5 | ISBN-0-415-23390-9

 Courtesy -Joseph T. P.

Call Number : RR-215/JT


The Apostolic Fathers


Simon Tugwell OP
(Member of Dominican Institute,Rome)

  • Publishers - Continuum, London | NewYork
  • Year of Publication - 1989
  • Re issued in - 2001
  • Typeset by - YHT Ltd., London
  • ISBN - 0-8264-5771-1

Courtesy -  Joseph T.P.

Call Number : RR-214/JT


The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life


Dr. Sebastian Brock

( University Lecturer in Aramaic and Syriac, Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford)

This book introduces the little known traditions of Eastern Christianity to a wider audience. The author has translated excerpts from original Syriac books which are not published even today. The book has an exhaustive Bibliography and other supplementry informations for further guidance and research purpose.The world of Christiandom is historically divided into Latin west and Greek East. This book introduces the third stream of ancient Christainity , the Syriac Christianity.

"The Syriac fathers offer the modern heirs of both latin and greek christiandom new, yet ancient and enduring, insights on prayer and the spiritual life." - CISTERCIAN PUBLICATIONS INC.

  • Publishers - CISTERCIAN PUBLICATIONS INC. , Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Year of Publication - 1987
  • ISBN - (hc) 0-87907-601-1 | (pc) 0-87907-901-0

Courtesy -  Joseph T.P.

Call Number : RR-213


Booklet for the Priestly Ordination Ceremony of Fr. Melvin Paul Mangalath

St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago. Saturday, 16 May 2020.

Call Number : RR-212

Mar Ivanios and Bethany Movement


Sister Gifty, SIC


Article published in
Journal of St. Thomas Christians

God, who revealed himself to human beings through various means, sent his own Son in the fullness of time and now He continues His mission through various chosen people. (Heb 1:1) He blesses mankind through them. God, when He called Abraham, said that he would be a blessing. The call of everyone, chosen by God, is to be a blessing. Archbishop Mar Ivanios was such a man chosen by God. His contribution to the ecclesial communion and reunion has paved the way for a new horizon in the Church. Mar Ivanios was instrumental in the renaissance of the Malankara Church. ........... More

Call Number : RR-211

Bishop Mar Chandy Parambil -1687


Bp. Gregory Karotemprel CMI

Article published in
Journal of St. Thomas Christians


Mar Chandy Parambil of Kuravilangad is the first native of Malabar to become bishop of the St. Thomas Christians. We do not have much information about his early life. Mar Chandy belonged to the Parambil family at Kuravilangad. One Kuriakose Parambil married into Kudukkassery family. The son born to the couple later became the bishop Chandy. He was born in Muttuchira. As a priest, he was the Vicar of Kuravilangad parish. Mar Chandy died in 1687 and was buried at Kuravilangad. It is believed St. Thomas ordained bishops and priests for the communities he established in India. But we do not have any historical record regarding the immediate successor of St. Thomas who ruled us. From 4th century bishops from Persian Church came and ruled us. ....... More

Call Number : RR-210

The Syriac Heritage of the Syro-Malabar Church

An Essential Component of the Cultural Fabric of India


Dr. Joseph J. Palackal

Article published in
Journal of St. Thomas Christians


The Syriac heritage of the Syro Malabar Church is an integral part of the cultural treasures of India and the world. The Syro Malabar Church (about 4 million members) is the largest among the eight churches of the St. Thomas Christians, who were evangelized by the missionary endeavors of the Aramaic-speaking Apostle Thomas. From early on, the Aramaic (Syriac) language and music played a significant role in the experience of the Christian faith in India. In spite of the challenges from Portuguese missionaries in the sixteenth century, the Syro Malabar Christians zealously cherished and preserved the Syriac tradition. In the following centuries, they also adopted many liturgical practices from the Roman rite by translating the respective Latin texts into Syriac, and composing them anew in Kerala, thereby adding another layer to the already vast Syriac chant repertory. .................. More

Call Number : RR-209

Journal of St. Thomas Christians


  1. The Syriac Heritage of the Syro-Malabar Church An Essential Component of the Cultural Fabric of India -Joseph J. Palackal
  2. East Syrian Marriage as Celebration of Shawtaputha or Communion - Pauly Maniyattu
  3. Bishop Mar Chandy Parambil -1687 - Bp. Gregory Karotemprel CMI
  4. Mar Ivanios and Bethany Movement - Sr. Gifty, SIC
  5. Youth Ministry Within Indian Pluralism Towards a Youth Pastoral Plan for Peace and Harmony - Soroj Mullick SDB

Call Number : RR-208

Syriac Language Studies


Sacred Heart College, Thevara


Copy of the Order (No. 2608/AC/ B 7/2020/MGU Dt. 16-06-2020 ) from Mahathma Gandhi University, Kottayam permitting to include "Syriac language learning" in the syllabus for an Open course starting at SH College, Thevara.

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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.


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