"Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!" Psalm 95:1 MISSION STATEMENT OF THE SACRED MUSIC COUNCIL The goal of the Sacred Music Council is to assist and support all the parishes of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church in providing a proper, meaningful and uplifting celebration of the Divine Liturgy (Soorp Badarak). This goal will be achieved through Regional Workshops for choir directors (sr. and jr. choirs), organists and altar servers, as well as for individual parish senior and junior choirs. In addition to musical training, instruction will be given on the meaning of the sacred music and the liturgy in general. SMC will promote Junior Choirs by strengthening the ones that exist and by supporting their formation in parishes where they do not exist, and will organize the annual Boyajian Youth Choir Directors Program and any other training initiatives as needed. SMC will also provide workshop instruction on other services as approved by the Primate.