Re: Perumpally Thirumeniï¿½s Hymns in Syrian Orthodox Liturgy
- I happened to be his student. Thirumeni when he was an Achen and
was a Malayalam teacher at MGM High School Puthencruz he taught me and he was one of the great teachers with deep knowledge in Malayalam literature.If he teach Malayalam poetry you need not read it again.Even at the age of 63 I remember the poems taught by him.In my college days I attended the classes of Prof. Leelavathi, Prof.Sanu, Prof.Kunjikuttan and so on but only the poems taught by Thirumeni and Prof.Sanu I can recite even now with ease. His writing should be preserved in his name.
South Indian Bank
--- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, "elias" <captabraham@...> wrote:
> Perumpally Thirumeni's Hymns in Syrian Orthodox Liturgy
> There are many beautiful hymns written by Late Lamented Perumpallil Thirumeni which we are now using in our Liturgy and St.Mary intercessory prayers. Most of the people in our church are not aware that the author is Perumpallil Thirumeni.
> I would like to say that these songs should be included in "Kurbana Kramam" published by Udayagiri Seminari and all other church publications with a reference to the author Ghevarughese Mor Gregarious Perumpallil.
> It is very nice to see that Indian Orthodox Church choirs also singing Thirumeni's songs in St.Mary intercessory prayers. But the sad part is some were claiming in forums that these songs not belonging to Thirumeni or just a translation from Syriac.
> Thirumeni's song " Soodarare keelpeen ï¿½. Koodivarin Sradhichiduveen ï¿½.."was sung instead of "Velivu niranjoreesho ï¿½ï¿½." before beginning Holy Eucharist in Public. Now Manarcadu church choir sings this at times (I think only during Ettu Noimbu).
> New generation should know that the author of beautiful songs such as "Bhuswargam perunnoneï¿½." and "Sarveshwara Vachanamï¿½" is Ghevarughese Mor Gregarious Perumpallil.
> Elias Abraham
> ID No.3283