Prof. Pauli Maniyatt

Registrar, Paurastya Vidyapitham

Area of Specialization: Liturgy

Contact : +91 947959808,

Ecclesiastical Studies
  • Licentiate, Oriental Sciences with specialization in Liturgy
  • Doctorate, Oriental Liturgy
  • Title of the Dissertation: Heaven on Earth: The Theology of Liturgical Space-time in East Syrian Qurbana
Offices held
  1. Asst. Parish Priest, St. Joseph Forane Church Marika (1987-1988)
  2. Asst. Parish Priest, Mother of Mercy Church, Nakapuzha (1988-1989)
  3. Asst. Director, Catechetical Text Book Publication, Pastoral Orientation Centre, Kochi (1989-1990)
  4. Dean of Studies, St. Ephrem Theological College, Satna (1996-2006)
  5. Chief Editor, Ephrem Theological Journal, Satna (1997-2006)
  6. Board Member, Liturgical Research Centre, Mount St. Thomas, Kakkanad, Kochi (2008-2014)
  7. Secretary, Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Commission of Liturgy (2010-)
  8. Registrar, Paurastya Vidyapitham (2014-)
Teaching experience
  1. Resident Professor, St. Ephrem’s Theological College, Satna, M.P. (1996-2006)
  2. Resident Professor, Paurastyavidyapitham, Vadavathoor (2008-
  3. Visiting Professor, Jnanadeepa Vidyapeeth, Pune (1998-
  4. Visiting Professor, Ruhalaya Major Seminary, Ujjain, M.P. (1997-2006)
  5. Visiting Professor, Sanathana Major Seminary, Thamarassery, Kozhikode. (2000-2010)
  6. Visiting Professor, Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kunnoth, Thalassery (2006-2010)
  7. Visiting Professor, St. Mary’s Malankara Major Seminary, Trivandrum (2004)
Details regarding publications
    1. Heaven on Earth: Theology of Liturgical Spacetime in the East Syrian Qurbana, Mar Thoma Yogam, Rome 1995.
    2. Editor, Forgotten East by Bishop Mar Abraham Mattam, Ephrem’s Publications, Satna 2001.
    3. Editor, East Syriac Theology an Introduction, Satna 2007.
    4. Editor, Mathavum Sasthravum: Satthyathilekkulla Theerthadanangal (Malayalam), Articles on Science and Religion, Kottayam 2010.
    5. “Foreign Interventions in the Liturgical Traditions”, in P.Pallath, ed., Catholic Eastern Churches: Heritage and Identity, Mar Thoma Yogam, Rome, 1994, pp.177-211.
    6. “Feast of the Pure Gold”, Christian Orient, Vol. XVI, 1995, pp.64-73.
    7. “East Syrian Theology of Liturgical Spacetime”, Christian Orient, Vol. XVII (1996), pp.59-74.
    8. “Are the Eastern Theologies Museum Pieces?”, Ephrem’s Theological Journal, Vol. 1, 1997, pp. 2-4.
    9. “Sacred Space of the Eastern Liturgies”, in A.G.Kollamparampil, ed., Bride at the Feet of the Bridegroom, Changanacherry 1997, pp.215-241.
    10. “Music in Hindu Traditions of Worship and its Influence on Christian Liturgical Music in India”, Studia Liturgica Vol. XXVIII, No.1, 1998, pp. 46-73.
    11. “Theological Significance of the Space and Time of Worship”, in X. Koodapuzha, ed., Eastern Theological Reflections in India, Kottayam 1999, pp. 184-206.
    12. “Meaning of Mission and Proclamation in the East Syrian Qurbana: A Liturgical Theology of Mission”, Ephrem’s Theological Journal, Vol. 3, 1999, pp. 45-58.
    13. “The Theological Significance of the Cross in the East Syrian Liturgy”, in P.Kochappilly, ed., The Folly of the Cross: Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr. Varghese Pathikulangara, Bangalore 2000, pp. 87-102.
    14. “Celebration of the Cosmos in the East Syrian Liturgy”, Christian Orient, Vol. XVII, 2001, pp.76-90.
    15. “East Syrian Worship”, in Paul Bradshaw, ed., The New SCM Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship, SCM Press, London 2002, pp.159-160.
    16. “East Syriac Appellations of the Eucharistic Celebration: Motifs for a Paradigm Shift in the Theology of Eucharist”, Ephrem’s Theological Journal, Vol. 6, 2002, pp.142-161.
    17. “Structure and Theology of the Spiritual Preparation for the Quddasha in the East Syriac Qurbana”, Ephrem’s Theological Journal, Vol. 7, 2003, pp. 144-170.
    18. “Liturgy as Communication”, in J. Palakeel, ed., Towards A Communication Theology, ATC, Bangalore, 2003, pp.141-160.
    19. “Cult of Saints in the Hindu Tradition”, Ephrem’s Theological Journal, Vol. 9, 2005, pp. 174-188.
    20. “Eastern Theologies and Theological Formation (Editorial)” Ephrem’s Theological Journal Vol. 10, March 2006, No. 1, 3-5.
    21. “Funeral Rites of Syro-Malabar Church a Liturgico-theological Analysis”, Jnanadeepa Pune Journal of Religious Studies, Vol.9, No.2 (July 2006) pp.129-141.
    22. “The Eucharist in the East Syriac Tradition: Celebration of Man’s Consecration”, in K. Kunnumpuram, ed., The Eucharist and Life: Indian Christian Reflections on the Lord’s Supper, Mumbai 2007, 153-174.
    23. “Liturgical Spirituality”, in Aikyasameeksha, Malankara Major Seminary Publication, 2007.
    24. “Role of Sacred Space in the Liturgical Theology of the Thomas Christians of India”, in J.Puthuparampil, ed., Theologizing in the Malankara Catholic Church, Pune 2007, 193-215.
    25. “Sources of the Syro-Malabar Theology”, in M. Manakatt & J. Puthenveettil, eds., Syro-Malabar Theology in Context, Kottayam 2007, 92-119.
    26. “The Eucharist: A Mystery to be Lived”, in F. Kodiyan, ed., The Eucharist: An Antidote to Death Culture, Sanathana Publications, Thamarassery, 2007, 238-255.
    27. “Theological Significance of Uhdana and Dukhrana in the East Syrian Eucharistic Liturgy”, Bolletino della Badia Greca di Grottaferrata, Terza serie, Vol.5, 2008, 231-238.
    28. “Spirituality of the Raza in the Syro-Malabar Tradition”, Christian Orient 29.3 (Sept. 2008), 116-123.
    29. Book Review on P. Pallath, The Eucharistic Liturgy of the St. Thomas Christians and the Synod of Diamper, Kottayam 2008 in Christian Orient 29.4 (Dec. 2008), 183-184.
    30. “Syro-Malabar Qurbana Naveekarana Charitram”, Karunikan, Vol.5, No. 8 (Aug. 2008), 18-23. (Malayalam Article on the History of the Restoration of Syro-Malabar Liturgy)
    31. “Sleewayude Punyavathiyaya Alphonsamma”, in J. Kochuparampil, ed., Alphonsammayum Kristheeya Jeevithavisuddhiyum (Mal), Changanacherry, 2008, 44-54. ((Malayalam Article on St. Alphonsa)
    32. “Need of Syro-Malabar Lectionary”, in Karunikan, Vol.6, (2009). (Malayalam Article on Syro-Malabar Lectionary)
    33. “Theology of the Syro-Malabar Priesthood”, in P. Kannookadan, ed., The Ministry and Life of the Priests of the Syro-Malabar Church, LRC Publications, Kochi 2009, 64-89.
    34. “Roman Primacy according to the Fathers of the Church and the Ancient Syriac Liturgical Texts”, Christian Orient 30.4 (Dec. 2009), 155-179.
    35. “Nombukaalam”, in Divyavaani Vol.5, No2. Feb-May 2009, 5-6. (Malayalam Article on Great Lent)
    36. “Uyirppukaalam”, in Divyavaani Vol.5, No2. Feb-May 2009, 53-55. (Malayalam Article on the Season of Resurrection)
    37. “Dukhrana: Sabhaathithvathinte Aaghosham”, Kudumba Jyothis, July 2009, 14-17. (Malayalam Article on the Feast of St. Thomas)
    38. “Nombukaalavum Uyirppukaalavum: Pesaha Rahasyanubhavathinte Ujjvala Velakal”, Pratheekshayude Poomottukal, Prosanctity Publications, April 2009, 4-6. (Malayalam Article on the Liturgical Seasons of Great Lent and Resurrection)
    39. “Paurastya Suriyani Vivaham: Deivam Nirvahikkunna Onnakkittheerkkalinte Rahasyam”, in S. Kanniyakonil, Vivaham: Dharmmikadeivasastra Vichinthanangal (Mal), Kottayam 2010, 95-127. (Mlayalam Article on East Syrian Marriage).
    40. “Sacred Space”, in J. Puthenpurackal, ed., ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Vol.II, Bangalore 2010, 1208-1211.
    41. “Syro-Malabar Qurbana as the Celebration of Heaven on Earth”, in P.Kochappilly, et al. ed., The Way of Life: Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr. Varghese Pathikulangara, CMI, Kottayam 2011, 160-176.
    42. “Theology of Syro-Malabar Qurbana”, in A. Mekkattukunnel, ed., Mar Thoma Margam: The Ecclesial Heritage of the St. Thomas Christians, Kottayam 2012, pp.255-276.
    43. “Deivavachanavum Aaaraadhanakramavum”, in J. Mayyattil, ed., Dei Verbum muthal AVerbum Domini vare (Mal), Kerala Catholic Bible Society, Kochi 2012, 93-106. (Malayalam Article on the Relation between Bible and Liturgy).
    44. “Inculturation of the East Syrian Liturgy of Marriage by the St. Thomas Christians in India”, in Studies on the Liturgies of the Christian East: Selected Papers of the Third International Congress of the Society of Oriental Liturgy, Leuven – Paris – Walpole, Ma, 2013, 165-177.
    45. “Syriac Liturgies”, in Errol D’Lima , ed., A Concise Encyclopaedia of Christianity in QAIndia, Pune-Mumbai 2014, 748-752.
    46. “Eucharist in the Teachings of the Fathers of the Church”, Christian Orient, Vol. XXXV, No.2 (2014) 67-83.
    47. “Cosmogenesis Vivified by the Eucharist: Teilhardian Understanding of Cosmogenesis in the Light of the Syro-Malabar Eucharistic Theology” Christian Orient Vol. XXXVI, No. 2(2015) 74-92.
Areas of Interest
Liturgical studies