A great poet, teacher, orator, and defender of the faith, Ephrem is the only Syriac Christian recognized as a doctor of the Church. He took upon himself the special task of opposing the many false doctrines rampant at his time, always remaining a true and forceful defender of the Catholic Church.
Palackal Thoma Malpan was Born In Pallipuram , ordained priest and secretary to the Apostle Vicar of Verapoly.Rector of Pallipuram Seminary and Founder of the first indigenious seminary for St. Thomas Christians in Kerala. he congregation of the of the Carmilite of Mary Immaculate (CMI)
“Mār Wālāh” – (“My Lord and my God ” : John 20:28) is the most succinct profession of faith in Jesus Christ as both God and Man. It was Thomas the Apostle who first used the term, ALAHA (God), to refer to Jesus.
Paily Vathappally, retired church musician at St. Mary’s Forane Church at Pallippuram, Cherthala, in a candid conversation on the life of church musicians in the Syriac era. Interviewed at his home on a hot humid and rainy day in July.