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SLOSAK AWUN . St. Thomas Syro Malabar Church, Detroit, Michigan.
|Part Number||Part I - Syro Malabar Church|
|Title||SLOSAK AWUN . St. Thomas Syro Malabar Church, Detroit, Michigan.|
|Place of Recording||St. Thomas Syro Mabalar Church, Detroit,Michigan|
|Date of Recording||31 Aug 2019|
|Video Segment (s)||
SLOSAK AWUN . St. Thomas Syro Malabar Church, Detroit, Michigan
Syro Malabar Catholics welcome Bishop Mar Francis Kalabat, Bp of St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Diocese of the East, USA. Feast of Marth Maryam Parish. 32 May 2019. The congregation welcomes the Bishop with the song "Slothak Awun." Co-celebrants: Fr. Nicholas T, Vicar of St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church and Fr. Joy Chakkiath, former vicar. Singers: Sr. Sevana, Biju Scaria, Joseph Manalel, and Titty Thomas.
The Syriac song to welcome a Bishop, Slothak Awun, is getting attention in the Syro Malabar Church. It is an indication of the increasing comfort level of the younger generation of Syro Malabar Catholics, especially in the USA, with the Syriac tradition. We have other examples of this song already in our archive. So far, we have heard only one melodic version. Special thanks to Jose George Mappilaparampil, for sharing this video with us.
Joseph J. Palackal, CMI
13 August 2020
Keywords: Syro Malabar, Detroit. Bishop Kalabat, Marth Maryam Parish, Detroit, Syro Malabar, USA.