The “ Syriac Music Institute”  is a non-profit organization which was started in 2007, operates exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As the Syriac Music Institute’s purpose is to promote the preservation and growth of the ancient Syriac sacred musical tradition as one of the world’ s oldest chant traditions developed mainly in the territories where Syriac people resided: Mosul (especially, the environs of the Monastery of Mor Mattai), Tur ‘ Abdin (“ The Mountain of the Servants [of God]” around Midyat, Turkey), Amid (modern Diyarbakır), Edessa/Urhoy (the cradle of Syriac culture, on the site of Urfa in modern Turkey), Antioch, (the city where the followers of Christ where called Christians for the first time (Acts 11:26); and the ancient patriarchal See of the Syriac Church), Aleppo, Homs, Nabak and Sadad (all in modern Syria).


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