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Call Number : RR-128/JT


Syriac Learning Guide in Malayalam

സുറിയാനി ഭാഷാ പഠനസഹായി


Guru Yohend (Mayagiri Ashram, Koothattukulam)

  • Publisher -Denha Services Vidhyanagar , Manganam. Kottayam - 686018.
  • Year - 1996
  • Printed at -St. Joseph's Press, Mannanam

Courtesy - Joseph T.P.

Call Number : RR-127/JT


Pallikalil Anushtikendathaya Namaskkarakramam 1928

പള്ളികളിൽ അനുഷ്ഠിക്കേണ്ടതായ നമസ്ക്കാരക്രമം 1928

2nd Edition

  • Printed at -St. Joseph's Press, Mannanam
  • Year -1928

Total Pages : 126

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Call Number : RR-126/JT


Genuine Relationship Between the Seat of the Apostolic and the Assyrians of the East or the Chaldean Church Rome & Syrians


  • Total Pages - 116
  • Langauage : Latin

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Call Number : RR-125/WM


Letter in Syriac written by Fr. Placid J. Podipara CMI (1899-1985)

Courtesy - Wilson Muriyadan

Call Number : RR-124/WM


The Carmelite Congregation of Malabar (1831-1931) Centenary Souvenir

  • Printed at - St. Joseph Industrial School Press, Trichinopoly in
  • Year- 1832

Total Pages - 154

Chapter 1

The Two Founders of the CMI Congregation


The Two Founders of the Congregation beginnings of the Mother-House. 1.It was the beginning of of the 19th century; the famine and plague that followed Tippu Sultan’s invasion of Malabar had just subsided. The schismatic Syrians, owing to their too close contact with Protestant Missionaries, began gradually to be protestantized. Disobedience to the mandates of the Holy See was about to give rise to the notorious Padroado schism in the churches under the Portuguese Patronage. The Syrian Catholics of Malabar, however, as a body kept imperturbably of the apostolic See. There was, however, among them much room for improvement and progress. .... To Read More

Courtesy - Wilson Muriyadan


Call Number : RR-122/JT


SyroMalabar Subhayude QurbanaKramam

സീറോമലബാർ സഭയുടെ കുർബാനക്രമം

* Joseph Parecattil (Archbishop of Ernakulam)
* Mathew Kavukatt (Archbishop of Changanachery)
* George Alapat (Bishop of Trichur)
* Thomas Tharayil (Bishop of Kottayam)
* Sebastian Vayalil (Bishop of Palai)
* Sebastian Vallopilly(Bishop of Tellicherry)
* Mathew Pothanamuzhy (Bishop of Kothamangalam)

  • Published on - 3rd July, 1962
  • Printed at - The Mar Thoma Sleeha Press Alwaye- 1962

Total Pages - 67

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Call Number : RR-121/JT


Syro-Chaldaic (Aramaic) Grammar


Fr. Gabriel of St. Joseph, T.O.C.D (5th Edition)


  • Revised by -Fr. Emmanuel , C.M.I..
  • Printed at - St. Joseph's Press, Mannanam, (Rights reserved)
  • Year - 1961
  • Language - Syriac

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Call Number : RR-120


Interface Between History and Music in the Christian Context of South India


Dr. Joseph J. Palackal C.M.I


A survey of the musical history of the Syro-Malabar Church in Kerala, India, shows the mutuality of musical and historical inquiries in which musicological discourse assumes a significant role as a tool in historiography


Reference - Christianity and Native Cultures: Perspectives From Different Regions of the World . - Cyriac Pullapilly, et al., eds. Notre Dame, Indiana:, Cross Cultural Publications, pp. 150-161


Call Number : RR-119


Oktoechos of the Syrian Orthodox Churches in South India

Article By

Dr. Joseph J Palackal C.M.I

  • Publisher - THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS (vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 229-250.), 2004
  • Online Journal - Journal of the society for Ethnomusicology
  • Online Library Listing in - British Library



The system of classifying melodies in an eight week cycle in the liturgy of the Syrian Orthodox churches, known asoktoēchos("eight voices"), took final shape in Syria and Palestine by the eighth century. As a result of the ecclesiastical relation between a section of the St. Thomas Christians in South India and the Antiochene Church, the system came to be introduced in Kerala, progressively from 1751 to 1876. Since then, this strictly vocal, monodic, and mostly syllabic style of music has taken a life of its own in its new home, where it is designated as eṭṭuniamoreṭṭurāgam, meaning "eight colors." Since the 1960s, the melodies of eṭṭuniṛam are sung both in the original Syriac texts and in their translations in Malayalam, the local language. This article examines the application of the concept of 'color' to an aggregate of musical characteristics intended to generate aesthetic and emotive effects in the practitioners. Eṭṭuniṛamis an example of a musical system that has explicit theory (as opposed to implicit theory in many folk music traditions) and yet falls outside the realm of the classical music discourse in India.

Call Number : RR-118


Saint Thomas Crosses: The Pahlavi-Inscribed Granite Crosses of South India

An Article written by Dr Martin Thomas Antony published in Sahapedia


Pahlavi-inscribed granite bas-relief crosses, found in ancient Christian settlements in South India, are the most ancient artefacts of St. Thomas Christians in India. The script found on these tablets was established as ‘Pahlavi’, a script used to write Middle Iranian languages. Similar crosses have also been excavated in South Asia and as far east as China, suggesting the religio-cultural patrimony of the East Syriac Christians across this vast area. Scholars have studied these crosses and presented in many reputed oriental conferences and published in many academic journals. It has been agreed that these inscriptions were 'unintelligent' copies of an original template by ‘estampage’, a process of lifting a copy of the original by pressing paper onto its inked surface (Winkworth 1929:237–239).

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