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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Vat. sir. 126 pt. 2 1,253 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

pp. 397-end (Begins with Abba Isaiah the Monk)

  • 'Enanisho', Paradise of the Fathers
    • Book 1: Palladius, Bishop of Heleopolis
    • Book 2: Palladius (Begins in this section)
    • ​Lives of the Fathers according to St. Jerome
    • Book 4: Apophthegmata Patrum 
    • Doctrine and Admonitions of the Fathers on the monastic institution
    • Abba Evagrius, Sermons
    • Abba Anthony, Letters to the monastic brothers 
    • St. Macarius of Egypt, sermons
    • St. Macarius of Egypt, epistles
    • St. Macarius the Alexandrian, Sermons
    • Abraham Nathpar, sermons
    • Ammon the monk and Bishop of Oxyrinchus, letters
    • St. Xystus of Rome, sermons
    • John of Dalyatha, sermons
    • Gregory the Monk on the isle of Cyprus, sermons
    • John of Thebes, sermons
    • St. Basil the Great, Monstaic institutions, Questions and answers from the brethren
      • Letter to his brother Gregory of Nyssa
      • Paranaetic Chapter
      • Ascetic Chatper
    • Jacob of Sarug, letter on the ascetic way
      • Letter to an abbot on the soul
      • Letter about the virtuous men
    • Philoxenus of Mabbug, on the one whose desire is changed toward refraining from the priesthood
      • Letter to the monks of Amid
    • St. Ephrem, sermon
    • St. Mark the hermit, paranaetic sermon
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 197 (SMMJ 00197) 1,600 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • fol. 1r-29r Homily (Garshuni)
  • fol. 29r-46r Homily (Garshuni)
  • fol. 46r-54r Ephrem of Nisibis, Homily (Garshuni)
  • fol. 54r-62v Homily on monastic life (Garshuni)
  • fol. 62v-72v John Chrysostom, Homily on poverty (Garshuni)
  • fol. 73r-82v Dorotheus of Gaza, Homily on the construction of the soul (Garshuni)
  • fol. 82v-96r Story of Jacob, bishop of Wasim (Garshuni)
  • fol. 96r-105v Story of the Holy Virgin (Garshuni)
  • fol. 105v-112r Isaac, Bishop of Nineveh, story of a monk (Garshuni)
  • fol. 112r-112v Sayings of Anthony (Garshuni)
  • fol. 113r-122r Ephrem of Nisibis, Homily on humility
  • fol. 122r-122v Jacob of Serugh, Homily on the bell clapper
  • fol. 123r-142v Jacob of Serugh, On the Theotokos, the Martyrs, and the departed. Selections.