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The Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.,


Syriac chants and Aramaic Christianity in India

on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Venue: Whitall Pavilion, Jefferson Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, D. C., 20540.

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The Library of Congress Webcast - Syriac Chants & Aramaic Christianity in India

SPEAKER: Joseph J. Palackal
EVENT DATE: 2018/05/31
RUNNING TIME: 56 minutes
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Joseph J. Palackal discusses Aramaic Christianity, an essential component of India's religious diversity. Christian faith came to the shores of South India from its source in West Asia, through the medium of the mother tongue of Jesus and the apostles. Christian Aramaic came to be known as Syriac, and due to unusual historical circumstances its tradition survived in India.




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