An International Research Forum for Christian Music in India

Christian Musicological Society of India is an international forum for interdisciplinary research, discussion, and dissemination of knowledge, on the music, art and dance of about thirty million Christians in India, who belong to a diverse set of communities and linguistic groups and follow a variety of liturgical traditions some of which date back to the early Christian era. Founded in 1999 by Dr. Joseph J. Palackal CMI, the Society hopes that such researches will draw attention to the lesser known aspects of India in connection with the rest of the world.

Administrative office : Josef Ross, Peringattu Bldg, Sreekandath Road, Ravipuram, Kochi - 682 016. Kerala, India.
Phone: +91 484 2365098, +91 8075330716 / 9446514981.

Office in North America : 57-15, 61st Street, Maspeth, New York 11378-2713, NY, United States of America.
Email: Phone : (+1) 718-416-0773


Dr. Joseph J. Palackal C.M.I.
Founder & President

Mr. Simon Felix
Chief Technical Officer



Pallipuram Cross



A program to honor, cherish, and preserve the unparalleled legacy of an ancient language and music tradition that are part of the history of India, and an intangible treasure in the world’s cultural heritage .

Dedicated to:
Alexander the Indian (1588-1677)
Inspired by :
The saintly Palackal Thoma Malpan (Circa 1780-1841)


Ginto J. Pottackal
May God reveal more hidden truths to you. Acha, I am also drawn to explore more on the Sacred Art.I would like to learn more on our artistic tradition of early Christians.

Fr. Joseph Patthil
You are a "Chosen one by God " You are doing a wonderful work. The continuing endeavor to preserve the remaining relics of Syriac musical tradition....

Lijo Pathikal CMI
I felt so proud to watch and share your CNN - Finding Jesus documentary. Fr. Ampat and Fr. Sebastian Kallarackal shared their joy and salute to you.

Anie Thaila
Your presentation on CNN was excellent. It was a proud moment for all of us.I expected you to sing in Aramaic too.Hope ....

Latest Audio

Christian Bhajans


Kristu Sahasranamam


Solemn High Mass


Latest Video

Dr. George Kaniyarakath CMI in conversation with Dr. Joseph J. Palackal,CMI

Dr. George Kaniyarakath CMI (Scripture scholar) in conversation with Dr. Joseph J. Palackal CMI

Latest Video

Fr. Bijo Kochadampallil speaks on three-day lent of the St. Thomas Christians

Fr. Bijo Kochadampallil speaks on three-day lent of the St. Thomas Christians with Dr. Joseph J. Palackal, CMI