St. Marys Choir

 The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church is proud of its worshipping heritage. It is through the worship that the faith, tradition, and practice of our fathers are passed down  through the generations. The West Syrian form of worship, language, and music was introduced to the Church in the latter half of the nineteenth century, and we continue to practice this tradition in our Church today.  Until 1875,  viz up to .the arrival of the Patriarch of Antioch, H.H.PeterIII, the Malankara Church was practicing the East Syrian language and music. Unscientific method of singing has altered Syriac Music from its original form. Liturgical Music that was passed down through the generations was not through musical notations but through oral traditions. Many Malpans (Teachers) introduced their own style of singing through their teachings, further increasing the number of variations. In addition to this, the influence of local music and mode of singing has transformed Syriac Music into a different form. Religions are the treasure houses of music. All Churches have their own liturgy, faith and music. There is not a “Said Liturgy” that exists. The Malankara Orthodox Church also has the traditional form of faith and mode of worship. Even though this is an Indian Church which upholds the tradition of Apostle St.Thomas, it is known as the Orthodox Syrian Church.  This is due to the influence of the language and liturgy used by the Antiochene Syrian Orthodox Church.