St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI) – an
institution of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church - established in 1985 at
Kottayam, Kerala, India,
promotes Syriac studies. It is an ecumenical Institute unique in India.
Its students and teachers come from not only the 7 Churches of Syriac
tradition, but also from other Churches from abroad
SEERI, which has become an
international Institute for Syriac studies, also welcomes students individually
or in groups for short-term courses in Syriac language and for programmes of
initiation into the living liturgical and spiritual traditions of the Churches
of Syriac heritage in Kerala (South India). Its courses
make its participants competent in both East Syriac and West Syriac heritage.
Collaborations: In collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi
University of Kerala State, it offers a Certificate Course in Syriac (3
months), M.A. (Syriac) course (Post Graduate programme of 2 years) and Ph.D. in
Syriac language and literature (research programme of 3 years).
SEERI is also privileged to have collaboration
with scholars and Institutions from abroad viz.
Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
of Eastern Christian Studies, Radboud (Catholic) University, Nijmegen, Holland
Oriental Institute, University
of Oxford, United Kingdom
Institute for Semitic Studies, College de
France, Paris, France.
Institute Catholique de
Université de St. Esprit, Kaslik, Lebanon.
Oriental Institute, Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany
Georg August Universitat, Goettingen, Germany.
of America, Washington DC, USA.
Every 4th year, SEERI is also the venue for an International Syriac
Conference. Six such conferences were held in 1987, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and
2006. Our publication, the
Harp, mainly contains papers presented in the Syriac conferences.
1987 conference papers were published in Volume I (Nos. 2&3) and Vol.
II ( Nos. 1&2).
1990 conference papers were published in volumes IV and V.
1994 conference papers were published in volumes VII, VIII - IX.
1998 conference papers were published in volumes X (No.3), XI-XII and XIII.
2002 conference papers were published in
volumes XVIII & XIX.
conference papers are being published in Volumes XXII and XXIII
Other volumes of the Harp contain learned papers from scholars all over the
Publications: The regular publications of the
“The Harp” (English): A review of
Syriac, Oriental and Ecumenical Studies. 21 Volumes published so far. These volumes contain learned
articles of renowned writers from all over the world on different topics.
Etho” (Monographs – occasional English publication). 29 books published so far.
S.C.C.(SEERI Correspondence Course in English on
Syrian Christian heritage. Complete set includes 12 courses and to be completed
in two years. 9 courses have already been published).
AWSĀR SLAWŌT’O (Liturgical books with Syriac
text and its English translation given parallel to the text). The first volume
is the Book of Common Prayer (Breviary of the West
published in 2006. Volume 2 – Hymns of St. Ephrem on “Big Lent” (Saumo Rabo) is in the press.
“Nuhro” (Articles on Syrian Christian heritage
in Malayalam – 4 volumes already published).
“Madroso” (Translations of Syriac poetical works
in Malayalam poems. Occasional Malayalam publication – 6 volumes published).
Blue Series (German translations of West Syrian liturgical texts – 6
For further details, contact:
Baker Hill, Kottayam. 686 001, Kerala, India.
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