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, I st Floor, Peter's Enclave, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi - 682 036. Kerala, India.
Phone: +91 7907095233 / 9446514981.

Office in North America : 57-15, 61st Street, Maspeth, New York 11378-2713, NY, United States of America.
Email: Phone : (+1) 646-256-2031


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

Mr. Simon Felix
Chief Technical Officer



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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)


Erica Hunter
Your efforts to maintain the Aramaic (Syriac) chant are making an important .....

Amy Catlin
Congratulations on the talk at Oxford, and best wishes for your field work in Kerala! ....

Dr. Amel Antony
Indeed it was an experience worth cherishing in everyway .....

Mary Alex
We must have Syrian Mass at least once in a month. Else, how are our youth ....

Latest Audio

Christian Bhajans


Kristu Sahasranamam


Solemn High Mass


Latest Video

Jesus and the Americas: A Connection through the Aramaic Language and Music.

The Syro Malabar congregations in the Chicago-Dallas areas are getting used to the sounds and melodies in Syriac .Thanks to the initiatives taken by the choir team under the leadership of Tensen Kalarickal

Latest Video

Bilingual Qurbana at Ukranian Cathedral, London

An honor to celebrate Syro Malabar Qurbana at the historic cathedral of the Ukranian Catholic Church. Celebrant: Dr. Joseph J. Palackal, CMI. Homilist: Fr. Lonappan Arangassery. Special guest: Bishop Hlib Lonchyna,

Latest Video

Bilingual Qurbana in New Jersey, USA

Bilingual Qurbana on the occasion of the celebration of the parish feast of St. George Syro Malabar Catholic Church in Paterson, New Jersey, USA - Syriac heritage is gaining momentum