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Mor Gabriel Monastery

Mor Gabriel Monastery

Founded in 397 AD, Dayro d-Mor Gabriel (also known as Deyrulumur) is not only the oldest surviving Syrian Orthodox monastery, but the most vital in Turkey, with around fifteen nuns and two monks occupying separate wings, as well as a fluctuating number of local lay workers and guests from overseas. It is also the seat of the metropolitan bishop of Tur Abdin.

Founded in 397 AD, Dayro d-Mor Gabriel (also known as Deyrulumur) is not only the oldest surviving Syrian Orthodox monastery, but the most vital in Turkey, with around fifteen nuns and two monks occupying separate wings, as well as a fluctuating number of local lay workers and guests from overseas. It is also the seat of the metropolitan bishop of Tur Abdin.

Minaret of the Sehidiye Camii. The mosque was constructed by Sultan Artuk Aslan on the year of 1214.

Minaret of the Sehidiye Camii. The mosque was constructed by Sultan Artuk Aslan on the year of 1214.

Mardin is a city in southeastern Turkey. The capital of Mardin Province, it is known for the Artuqid architecture of its old city, and for its strategic location on a rocky hill near the Tigris River that rises steeply over the flat plains.

Mardin is a city in southeastern Turkey. The capital of Mardin Province, it is known for the Artuqid architecture of its old city, and for its strategic location on a rocky hill near the Tigris River that rises steeply over the flat plains.

The monastery's primary purpose is to keep Syriac Orthodox Christianity alive in the land of its birth by providing schooling, ordination of native-born monks. On occasions it has provided physical protection to the Christian population.

The monastery's primary purpose is to keep Syriac Orthodox Christianity alive in the land of its birth by providing schooling, ordination of native-born monks. On occasions it has provided physical protection to the Christian population.

The prominent towers of Dayro d-Mor Gabriel

The prominent towers of Dayro d-Mor Gabriel


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Mor Gabriel Monastery, Midyat, Turkey. HMML has digitized 250 manuscripts here.

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Edirne, Turkey, 1956 photo by Ara Güler

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handwoven cotton, part of Anadolean traditional costume

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