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 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



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 .....

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 - not only in terms of evoking piety and elevating one into higher levels...

Akhil George
An impressive interview with Rocky brother and it is so informative. I found it's so interesting the fact he shared and his interest in learning Syrian Catholic.....

Latest Audio

Christian Bhajans


Kristu Sahasranamam


Solemn High Mass


Latest Video

The Marian Hymn - B'eda d'yawman (Syriac and Malayalam) at Suriyanippally, Palluruthy

The Marian Hymn - B'eda d'yawman sung in Syriac and Malayalam during the Feast of St. Mary at St. Mary's Church (Suriyanippally), Palluruthy

Latest Video

Fr. Cyril Thayyil celebrates solemn Qurbana in Syriac at Infant Jesus Church, Koovapadam, Kochi

Fr. Cyril Thayyil, a young priest and a talented singer of Syriac chants, celebrates solemn Qurbana in Syriac at Infant Jesus Church, Koovapadam. Kochi

Latest Video

Dr Joseph J Palackal, C.M.I., at the AMERICAN LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Dr Joseph J Palackal, C.M.I. interviewed by Nancy Grace, American Folklore center, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.,explaining about the Syriac chants