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)


Erica Hunter
Your efforts to maintain the Aramaic (Syriac) chant are making an important contribution in ensuring that this vital component .....

Fr. Joseph Patthil
I watched Achan's interview with BinuDeepa, with great joy and happiness. It is really wonderful! Super! Highly informative and vibrant .....

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

A Historic Event - Solemn Qurbana in Syriac

Dukhrana Perunal, June 30, 2018, - Celebrants Rev. Fr. Varghese (Saji) Mattathil - Main Syriac Celebrant Rev. Fr. George (Joshy) Elambasseril - Vicar, Co-Celebrant Rev. Fr. Dr. Luke Kalarickal - Homily, Co-Celebrant

Latest Video

Dr. Joseph J. Palackal CMI, at The Library of Congress, USA

Dr. Joseph J. Palackal CMI, delivers the Benjamin A. Botkin lecture at the Library of Congress, USA on 31-May-2018

Latest Video

Qandīšā alāhā at St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Community, Southend at Sea, England.

Qandīšā alāhā at St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Community, Southend at Sea, England.