Encyclopedia of Syriac chants

ܨܠܝܼܒ݂ܵܐ ܕܲܗܘܵܐ ܠܲܢ
സ് ലീവാ ദഹവാ ലൻ
Slīwā dahwā lan (The Cross that became for us)

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CMSI Ref Number 101-0010
Title Slīwā dahwā lan (The Cross that became for us)
Category Chants from Rāza
Liturgical Context Qurbānā and Hours of Syriac churches.

 

Introduction

The public veneration of the cross is part of the introductory ceremonies of rāza. The celebrant offers the cross to the people who show their respect by kissing it. At this time, the choir sings this ‘Anthem of the Sanctuary’ (d’qanke). The chant extols the glory of the cross. The text is an example of penta-syllabic meter in Syriac poetry: slī-wā-dah-wā- lan/e-laţ-tā-wā-ţā.

 

Text in East Syriac
 

ܨܠܝܼܒ݂ܵܐ ܕܲܗܘܵܐ ܠܲܢ ܥܸܠܲܬ݂ ܛܵܒ݂ܵܬܵܐ
ܘܒ݂ܹܗ ܗܘܼ ܐܸܬܝܲܪܲܪ ܓܸܢܣܲܢ ܡܵܝܘܿܬܵܐ
ܗܘܼ ܡܵܪܝ ܢܸܗܘܹܐ ܠܲܢ ܫܘܼܪܵܐ ܚܲܣܝܼܢܵܐ
ܘܒ݂ܸܗ ܢܸܙܟܝܼܐܘܿܗܝ ܠܒ݂ܝܼܫܵܐ ܐܘܿܟܠܗܹܝܢ ܨܐܸܝܢܵܬܹܗ

Source :East Syriac Liturgy
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അതുവഴി മർത്യഗണം രക്ഷിയ്ക്കപ്പെട്ടിരിയ്ക്കുന്നു.
കർത്താവേ ഈ സ്ലീവാ ഞങ്ങൾക്ക് ഉറപ്പുള്ള കോട്ടയായിരിയ്ക്കട്ടെ.
അതുവഴി ഞങ്ങൾ പിശാചിനേയും അവന്റെ കെണികളേയും പരാജയപ്പെടുത്തട്ടെ.

Source :East Syriac Liturgy
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Transliteration (Malayalam)


Source: Dewaalayageethangal, pp 38. Typset: Rosy Kurian & Sherin Joby


സ് ലീവാ ദഹവാ ലൻ എല്ലസ്സ് താവാസ്സാ ഉവേഹു എസ്സ് ഹറർ ഗെൻസൻ മായോസ്സാ.
ഹൂ മാർ നെഹവേ ലൻ ശൂറാ ഹസ്സീനാ ഉവേ നെസ്ക്കേയു ല്‌വീശാ ഉകൊലഹേൻ സെന ആസ്സേ.

 

 

Transliteration & Translation (English)
Transliteration by Fr. Emmanuel Thelly C. M. I.

Transliteration Translation

W’wē u nehde lemban.

Slīwā dahwā lan ellaţ thāwāţā
W’wē u eţharar gensan māyōţā
Hu mār nehwe lan śūrā hassinā
W'wē nezkēy 1'wiśā w'kolhēn sen’āţē.

D'waśmē qandiśā sambaran.

Slīwā dahwā lan ….

Let our hearts rejoice only in him.

The Cross which has become the cause of good things,
And by which our mortal race was freed,
Let it be for us a strong fortress by which
We will conquer the devil and all his devices.

Because we have put our hope in his holy name.

The Cross which …..

 

 

Transliteration Guide

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Available recordings

Qambel Māran | Syriac Chants from South India

 

Available resources Aramaic Project Recordings:

S.No Occassion/Purpose/Context Artist Youtube Link Aramaic Project Number Notes

1

Sung when the festival procession reaches the Open air Cross Lonappan Arackal & team Video 51l Author: St. Ephrem the Syrian. The text and melody are used for the veneration of the Cross in two very different contexts. During Raza, the most solemn form of Qurbana, the chant is sung while the celebrants and the congregation kiss the Cross. During festival processions the chant used to be sung at the foot of the open-air Cross when the celebrant and singers halted to venerate the Cross. On this occasion, it was sung with the accompaniment of violin and triangle.

2

sung during the kissing of the cross in Raaza Josetta Jarly Thalikasthanam & Shalini Kurian Video 42 Instruction

3

Sung during Raaza Rev. Dr. Jacob Vellian and team Video 6c  

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