Edta Qay le(h) Osana. Fr. Antony Kaitharan sings the processional song from Palm Sunday, Chaldean Syrian Church of the East, India.
Fr. Antony Kaitharan, a talented singer of Syriac chants from the Chaldean Syrian Church of the East, India, has kindly given us a song for the Palm Sunday services. It is a welcome addition to the limited number of melodies from the Holy Week services in the East Syriac tradition in our Library. This and similar samples are primary source materials for researchers on Christian liturgies and music in India. These are also source texts for comparative studies of the vernacular versions of the respective liturgies. Familiarity with these chants can also promote greater understanding among different Syriac churches in India. We hope to enrich this section of our Library in the coming years.
Dr. Joseph Palackal, CMI
18 November 2020