The Syriac Institute is a non-profit association founded in 2008 by members of the ecumenically committed Catholics of the parish of Leopoldskron-Moos in Salzburg.
The Syriac Institute supports the academic promotion of the Syro-Aramaic tradition in Salzburg.
Syro-Aramaic Christianity is widely accepted as one of the three pillars of Christianity, along with the Greek and Latin tradition. Syriac is a dialect of Aramaic, a Biblical language as well as the language of Jesus.
The Syriac Institute supports
The Syriac Institute supports the academic promotion of the Syro-Aramaic tradition in Salzburg. This includes education and training, ecumenism and students studying for the MA in Syriac Theology at the University of Salzburg. The Institute also funds research, conferences and publications.
To date the Syriac Institute has funded three part-time academic positions in Syriac Theology and two part-time administrative positions. Further it has financed MA students to teach, and funded staff for Beth Suryoye international Student house in Salzburg.
In solidarity in the spirit of ecumenism, the work of the Syriac Institute is supported by Initiative Christlicher Orient, the Austrian Bishops’ Conference, the Austrian Benedictine Congregation, the Foundation Pro Oriente, the Abbey of St. Peter, Missio – International Catholic Mission, eV and the Evangelical Church in Germany as well as by many individuals.
By donating you enable the Syriac Institute to support an endangered cultural heritage.