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

Part Number Part I - Syro Malabar Church
Title EMMA LIZ ROBIN: An asset to the SYRO Malabar Church in the USA.
Duration 17:20
Place of Recording St. Alphonsa Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Coppell, Texas
Date of Recording 26 July 2021
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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.

We are privileged to introduce the ten-year-old Emma Liz Robin, a talented singer, to our YouTube audience and induct her into our digital library. Emma has taken up an interest in learning Syriac chants. She made her debut on the Rooha Media channel by singing a Marian hymn. This video showcases her background and her way of thinking about Syriac chants. Emma inherited the interest from her father. Emma’s family prays Ramsa (evening prayer) at home in English but sings the Resurrection hymn and the Trisagion in Syriac. Emma’s siblings, too, join with her; they are more tuned to the melody than the text. Emma plans to learn more chants in Syriac. Fortunately, Emma’s parish priest at the Syro Malabar Church at Coppell, Dallas, Texas, Fr. Jacob Christy, also is a Syriac tradition promoter. I had the opportunity twice to visit the parish and teach Syriac chants to the Sunday school children at his invitation. The children sing the Trisagion in Syriac during their Sunday Qurbana.

We hope this video will inspire more children to tune themselves to the Syriac heritage of the Syro Malabar Church. From that perspective, Emma is already an asset to the Syro Malabar Church. We wish Emma the very best and thank her parents Robin Kurian and Rani Robin, who were the source of inspiration, for encouraging Emma and allowing us to post this video on our channel.

Joseph J. Palackal, CMI
New York
01 November, 2021

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