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, Opp. Kairali Apts, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi - 682 036. Kerala, India.
Phone: +91 7907095233 / 9446514981.

Office in North America :
Email: Phone : (+1) 646-256-2031


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

Mr. Felix Simon
Chief Technical Officer





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)


Sebastian S.
This was one of the most memorable moments of this Qurbana! ....

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

Micky Finn
...So appreciated by your English speaking followers...the chants, always soul reaching, ....

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

Latest Audio

Christian Bhajans

Ōm guru ōm guru.mp3

Solemn High Mass


Latest Video

Five Hundred Children preparing for bilingual Qurbana

English/Syriac bilingual Qurbana seems to be gaining traction in the USA. Fr. Jacob Christy, Vicar of Alphonsa Syro Malabar Church, Dallas invited Dr. Joseph Palackal for preparing the children for the choir. All the children enthusiastically responded during the practice session of the Qurbana.

Latest Video

Reinstating an old custom of crowning the bride and groom among the youngsters

The Crowning ceremony of Anju Koovaplackal and Bijo Kattuvallil, a new trend among young Syro Malabar Catholics in their marriage ceremony. The church ceremony concludes with the Syriac hymn, "Bar Maryam".

Latest Video

Rebuilding Bridges between Churches

Jose K. George in conversation with Chris Salem, Evette Shahra, and Ranna Abro. Sterling Heights, Michigan, bringing back memories of the long-lost bond between the Chaldean Catholic Church and the Syro Malabar Church.

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