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The Christians of St. Thomas and their Syriac Heritage

The Christians of St. Thomas and their Syriac Heritage
5 Bancroft Avenue, room 142
Time: Nov 9th, 10:15 am End: Nov 9th, 3:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), South Asian, Religion, Study of (FAS), Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Comparative Literature (FAS), Classics (FAS), Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 400-1200, 1-400 CE
Symposium of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies

Canadian Society for Syriac Studies: Symposium XIII

The Christians of St. Thomas and their Syriac Heritage


Saturday November 9, 2013

5 Bancroft Avenue: Room 142 Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C1


10:15 Dr. Jacob Thekkeparambil (St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, Kerala)

“India is not only a Country of Sanskrit, Vedas and Upanishads, but also a Land of Aramaic and Syriac”


11:00 Prof. István Perczel (Central European University)

“An Indian Syriac Humanist Poet from the 17th century: Alexander of the Port (Alexandros Lmenaya: Kadavil Chandy Kattanar”




12:30 Prof. Abdo Badwi (Holy Spirit University, Lebanon)

“Iconography and Painting in Syriac Christian Kerala”


1:15 Dr. Nicholas al-Jeloo (Sydney University)

“Apostle of Mesopotamia: St. Thomas as a Travelling Evangelist in the Tradition of the Church of the East”



VIDEO: “Kerala, the Cradle of Christianity in South Asia: The Cultural Interface of Music and Religion”

Script & narration by Dr. Joseph J. Palackal


Presentation: “Salvaging the Syriac Epigraphic Heritage”

Colin S. Clarke (The Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents”


For more inormation please contact Amir Harrak

See also http://csss.nmc.utoronto.ca/

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