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Reclaiming Syriac Traditions Kireedam Vazhvu.
Adv. Sam Sunny and Dency John

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AP 314 - Reclaiming Syriac Traditions Kireedam Vazhvu. Adv. Sam Sunny and Dency John
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AP 314

Part Number Part I - Syro Malabar Church
Title Reclaiming Syriac Traditions Kireedam Vazhvu. Adv. Sam Sunny and Dency John
Duration 29:23
Place of Recording St. Thomas cathedral Pala
Date of Release 26 January 2023
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Yet another video of the Crowning ceremony in a Syro Malabar wedding ritual. 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. Recently, young Syro Malabar Catholics are taking the initiative to reinstate the ceremony into their wedding rituals; the many local Vicars seem to be going along with the wishes of the bride and groom. If the trend continues, the hierarchy may have to officially reinstate the ritual into the wedding ceremony. The video shows how ancient traditions are finding a place in their conversations.

Fr. Cyril Thayyil, a celebrated singer of Syriac chants, is the celebrant in this wedding. Musically, the crowning ceremony uses the melody of the famous Syriac chant, BAR MARIAM (Son of Mary).

We wish the very best to Adv. Sam Sunny, Global President of Syro Malabar Youth Movement (SMYM), and Dency John for a long and happy married life and many blessings from God on their family.

Joseph J. Palackal CMI
New York
21 March 2023

Keywords : #syromalabarchurch#Syriactraitions#crowningceremony #syromalabarchurch #Syriactraitions #crowningceremony #FrCyrilThayyil

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