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P s a l t i k i  promotes the advancement of the Hellenic Psaltic Art, also known as Byzantine and post-Byzantine Chant, and Hymnology by facilitating, cultivating and supporting its academic study, as well as initiating projects that transmit the psaltic heritage.

Our mission is to educate, empower and connect the next generation of chanters for tomorrow by providing knowledge, resources and visibility today.

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Perpetuating the Psaltic Heritage

Just as we make known and singnify the thoughts of the soul through the words we express, so too the Lord wished the melody of the words to be a sign of the spiritual harmony of the soul, and ordained that the canticles be sung with melody and the psalms be read with the canticles.
Ὥσπερ γὰρ τὰ τῆς ψυχῆς νοήματα γνωρίζομεν καὶ σημαίνομεν δι’ ὧν προφέρομεν λόγων, οὕτως, τῆς πνευματικῆς ἐν ψυχῇ ἁρμονίας τὴν ἐκ τῶν λόγων μελῳδίαν σύμβολον εἶναι θέλων ὁ Κύριος, τετύπωκεν ἐμμελῶς τὰς ᾠδὰς ψάλλεσθαι, καὶ τοὺς ψαλμοὺς μετ’ ᾠδῆς ἀναγινώσκεσθαι.

—Saint Athanasios the Great (AD 296-373), Letter to Marcellunus.

Ἡ Psaltiki, Inc. εἶναι ἕνας μὴ κερδοσκοπικὸς ὀργανισμὸς ποὺ προωθεῖ τὴν ἐξέλιξη καὶ διαιώνιση τῆς ἑλληνικῆς ψαλτικῆς τέχνης, τῆς Βυζαντινῆς καὶ μετα-Βυζαντινῆς μουσικῆς καὶ ὑμνολογίας, ἐνθαρρύνοντας τὴν ἀκαδημαϊκή τους μελέτη καὶ καλλιέργεια καὶ ὑποστηρίζοντας ἐρευνητικὰ προγράμματα, ἐπιστημονικὲς μελέτες, δημοσιεύσεις καὶ διάφορες δραστηριότητες σχετικὲς μὲ αὐτοὺς τοὺς τομεῖς. Ἔτσι, μεταδίδει καὶ ὑποστηρίζει τὴν ψαλτικὴ κληρονομιὰ καὶ παράδοση μὲ διάφορες δραστηριότητες, ὅπως συνέδρια, χρήση διαδικτύου καὶ πολυμέσων, ἐκδόσεις, καταγραφές, ἀλλὰ καὶ τὴν οἰκονομικὴ ὑποστήριξη ἀξιόλογων προγραμμάτων καὶ μεμονωμένων μελετητῶν, ἐρευνητῶν καὶ μουσικῶν ποὺ ἀσχολοῦνται μὲ ὑποδειγματικὰ ἐρευνητικὰ ἔργα καὶ προσπάθειες ποὺ σχετίζονται μὲ τοὺς σκοποὺς τῆς Psaltiki.

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