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Aramaic Project - I

Interviews and Performances - Video List

No. 230 to 221

AP 230 - The meaning of "Qurbana" in the chant, ETHA PUS LEK. Dharmaram college.

From a lecture on Christian Musicology of India at Dharmaram College. 18 July 2014. 7 PM The word Qurbana takes special meaning in the famous chant Edta Pus Lek Baslama (O Church, remain in Shanthi)....


AP 229 -'Bar Maryam' - Son Of Mary. Lecture on the Marian Hymn by Dr. Joseph J Palackal,CMI at Dharmaram College .

On the uniqueness of the text and melody of Bar Maryam . From a lecture at Dharmaram College, Bengaluru. 18 July 2014. This lecture took place much before the recent emotionally-laden discussions on social media regarding the origin and ownership of this chant.....


AP 228 - Hakes Sliwa | Kadqaen | Huthama, Syriac Liturgical Hymns sung by Fr. Augustus Theckanath, CMI (1934-2021)

This is a unique segment which highlights the role of music in creating an extra ordinary experience of liturgical time during the Holy Week. Music serves as a medium for a dramatic transitioning from the solemn to the somber sense of time. It happens during the Eucharistic prayer....


AP 227 - SYRIAC HERITAGE & LANGUAGE. A two-centuries- long umbilical cord to the table of the Last Supper. Dr. Joseph J. Palackal, CMI.

Why should we resuscitate a dying language? From the lecture at the Syro Malabar Convention in Houston, Texas. 1- 4 August 2019. See full lecture at Aramaic Project-152. https://youtu.be/FqT_I06gVH4​ ....


AP 226 - കിരീടം വാഴ്‌വ് : Crowning ceremony at Syro Malabar wedding. Sherin and Treesa.

The revival of an old tradition in the Syro Malabar Church. The crowning ceremony with bilingual singing during the wedding of Sherin Joseph and Treesa David.....


AP 225 - 'Laku Mara'. A different Melody of the Resurrection Hymn By Fr. George. Nellikat .

In this video, we introduce a second melody of the Resurrection Hymn, Laku Mara. It is from a recording of solemn Qurbana in Syriac by Fr. George Nellikkatt and the Cicilan choir. Babu Puthumana, an admirer of Fr. Nellikkat, made the recording......


AP 224 - 'Thesbohtha Lalaha.'The Nativity Hymn. In the original language-Syriac.

The Aramaic project- team would like to wish our subscribers around the world a Merry Christmas with the song that the angels sang to the shepherds, in its original language. Because Aramaic was the native language of the area at that time and the only language the illiterate shepherds would understand.


AP 223 - Anthem of the Mysteries Pagre damsiha. A different version.Fr George Nellikkatt.

Pagre(h) Damsiha. see full recording at Aramaic Project-157 The Anthem of the Mysteries with several specialties. From the solemn Qurbana by Fr. George Nellikkatt..


AP 222 - Minor Doxology in East Syriac: Suwha Lawa/ Glory be .

Fr. George Nellikkatt begins the Solemn Qurbana in Syriac with the Trinitarian doxology, ending with Halleluia (three times). Source: Babu Puthumana. Choir: Cicilan Paika...


AP 221 - A Catechetical Study on Saint Ephrem : By Koonammakkal Thoma Kathanar.

The name of St. Ephrem, the pride and glory of Syriac Christianity, is not familiar enough to the Syro Malabar Catholics. We are indeed blessed to have a class on St. Ephrem's significance by an eminent scholar of Kerala, Koonammakkal Thoma Kathanar. The theology of St. Ephrem should have been a chapter in the high school students' catechetical textbooks.....


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