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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
Vat. sir. 202 1,682 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Lives of saints and treatises on theological topics
Vat. sir. 368 800 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Gregory of Nyssa, On the Nativity
  • Proclus of Constantinople, On the Nativity
  • Proclus of Constantinople, On the commemoration of St. Stephen
  • Basil the Great, On Epiphany and the Baptism of our Lord
  • John Chrysostom, On Epiphany and the Baptism of our Lord
  • John Chrysostom, On the temptation of our Lord by Satan
  • Amphicolus, on the Manifestation of the Lord
  • Proclus of Constantinople, On the week before the 40-day fast
  • John Chrysostom, On the Sacred 40-day fast
  • John Chrysostom, On the ten Virgins
  • Basil the great, On the holy 40 martyrs of Sebaste
  • Basil the great, On the 40 martyrs
  • John Chrysostom, On the annunciation
  • John Chrysostom, On Lazarus, whom the Lord raised
  • John Chrysostom, On Palm sunday
  • John Chrysostom, On the 40-day fast
  • John Chrysostom, On Zaccheus the publican
  • John Chrysostom, On the sinful woman
  • John Chrysostom, On the treason of Judas
  • John Chrysostom, On the Lord's passion
  • Alexander of Alexandria, On the spirit and flesh
  • John Chrysostom, On the cross and on the thief of the right
  • John Chrysostom, On Holy Week
  • Gregory of Nyssa, On Pascha
  • Gregory Nazianzus, On Pascha
  • John Chrysostom, On St. Thomas the apostle and against the Arians
  • John Chrysostom, On the ascension of the Lord
  • John Chrysostom, Another on the ascension of the Lord
  • John Chrysostom, On Pentecost
  • John Chrysostom, On the Holy Apostles
  • John Chrysostom, Against Eudoxius
  • John Chrysostom, Why Sunday is honored
  • Alexander of Alexandria, On the Lord's Day
  • John Chrysostom, On the praise of martyrs
  • John Chrysostom, another on the praise of martyrs
  • John Chrysostom, On the departed
  • John Chrysostom, On St. Paul the Apostle
  • Proclus of Constantinople, On St. Clement the martyr
  • John Chrysostom, On the dance of Herodias
  • John Chrysostom, On the Psalm "I will guard my life so that I do not sin with my tongue"
  • Isaac the Doctor, On the Incarnation
  • Isaac the Doctor, On faith and against the heretics Nestorius and Eutyches
  • Isaac the Doctor, Another on faith
  • John Chrysostom, On the Prodigal Son
  • John Chrysostom, Another on the Prodigal Son
  • John Chrysostom, A Third on the Prodigal Son
  • John Chrysostom, On the tree cursed by Christ
  • John Chrysostom, On charity