Welcome to Beth Suryoye
ܒܫܝܢܐ ܘܒܫܠܡܐ ܠܒܝܬ ܣܘܖ̈ܝܝܐ
Beth Suryoye is an international student house for students studying for the MA in Syriac Theology.
Beth Suryoye is a spiritual house in the heart of Salzburg with a Syriac spiritual atmosphere primarily for students of the MA in Syriac Theology. Based on the Syriac tradition the mission of the house is to provide spiritual formation to students in an ecumenical context under the auspices of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch. Beth Suryoye is committed to the fostering of knowledge and appreciation of the Syriac spiritual, liturgical, cultural, and intellectual heritage in all aspects.
Living in Beth Suryoye
Close to both the university and the old city, Beth Suryoye is ideal for study, reflection and shared living and offers a unique combination of academic study combined with practising Syriac. As part of the life of the community students will be assigned daily tasks in pairs. The different tasks could include being part of the meal crew, cleaning communal areas or gardening.
See Beth Suryoye handbook
Improving your Syriac in Beth Suryoye
Living with native speakers in Beth Suryoye offers a great opportunity for students to improve their skills and knowledge of Syriac. Equally some evenings courses in Beth Suryoye are offered in language, liturgy and spirituality. This works partly on a “student help student” basis.