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Vat. sir. 117 700 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

  • Binding
  • f. 1r Contents
  • f. 1v-9v Jacob of Sarug, On the Chariot that Ezekiel Saw (B 337)
  • f. 9v-11v Jacob of Sarug, On the Consecration of a Church (B 286)
  • f. 11v-14r Jacob of Sarug, On the Consecration of a Church (B 37)
  • f. 14r-17v Jacob of Sarug, On Sinai (B 129)
  • f. 17v-19r Jacob of Sarug, On our Lord and Jacob, and on Rachel and the Church, and on Leah and the Synagogue
  • f. 19r-21v Jacob of Sarug, On Tamar and on the Mystery of the church (B 362)
  • f. 21v-23r Jacob of Sarug, On Jacob's vision at Bethel (B 332)
  • f. 23r-25v Jacob of Sarug, On the Veil of Moses (B 61)
  • f. 25v-28r Jacob of Sarug, On the Annunciation to Zachariah (B 89)
  • f. 28r-29v John Chrysostom: On the Annunciation to Zachariah
  • f. 29v-31r Ephrem: On the Annunciation to the Mother of God
  • f. 31r-32r On the Annunciation to the Mother of God by the Angel (B 179) 
  • f. 32r-26r Jacob of Sarug, On the Journey of Mary to Elizabeth (B 73)
  • f. 36r-43r Jacob of Sarug, On the Nativity (B 366)
  • f. 43r-45r Jacob of Sarug, On the Nativity II (B 367)
  • f. 45r-47r Jacob of Sarug, On the Nativity III (B 294)
  • f. 47r-54r Jacob of Sarug, On the Nativity IV and On the Star the Magi Saw (B 135)
  • f. 54r-55v Jacob of Sarug, On the Saying of Isaiah: And His Name Shall be Called Emmanuel (B 160) 
  • f. 55v-57r Jacob of Sarug, On the Saying of Isaiah: And His Name Shall Be Called Wonderfl (B 130)
  • f. 57r-59v Jacob of Sarug, On Baalam and Balak (B 98)
  • f. 59-62r Jacob of Sarug, On the Saying of God: Let Us Make Man in Our Own Image; and on the Birth of the Messiah
  • f. 62r-64r On Christ's Thirty Years
  • f. 64r -67r On the Holy Mother of God
  • f. 67r-67v Ephrem: On the Mother of God
  • f. 67v-70v Another Memra on the Mother of God
  • f. 70v-74v Ephrem: On the Magi
  • f. 74r-76r On the Slaying of the Infants
  • f. 76r-78v On Moses the Prophet and the Slaying of the children who were killed by Herod
  • f. 78v-80r Severus of Antioch: Homily on the Holy Fathers Basil and Gregory Spoken in the Church of the Holy Ignatius
  • f. 80r-83r On Constantine the Believing Emperor and the Council of Nicea
  • f. 83r-86v On the Baptism of Our Lord
  • f. 86v-88v On the Baptism of the Law and the Baptism of John and on the Baptism that our Lord gave to the Apostles
  • f. 88v-90v On the Torrent that Ezekiel Saw
  • f. 90v-93v On the Betrothal of Rebecca
  • f. 93v-97r On the Samaritan Woman (John 4:4-26)
  • f. 97r-100r Isaac: On the Samaritan Woman
  • f. 100r-101v Isaac: On the Samaritan Woman II
  • f. 101v-103v Isaac: On the Samaritan Woman III
  • f. 103v-104v Isaac: On the Samaritan Woman IV
  • f. 104v-107r On the Slaying of John the Baptist
  • f. 107r-110r On the Praise of John the Baptist
  • f. 110r-115r George, a Disciple of Jacob of Sarug: On Jacob of Sarug
  • f. 115r-116v On Stephen
  • f. 116v-117r John Chrysostom: On Stephen
  • f. 117r-132v On Jonah
  • f. 132v-139v Ephrem: On Jonah
  • f. 139v-140v On Chalcedon
  • f. 140v-143r On the Predestination of our Lord at the Temple and on the Old Man Simeon
  • f. 144v-146r On Priests
  • f. 146r-148v On the Grave of Moses
  • f. 148v-150v On the Grave of Priests
  • f. 150v-151r Ephrem: On Priests
  • f. 151r-152v Memra on Aaron the Priest
  • f. 152v-153v On Priest and King
  • f. 153v-155v Ephrem: On the Fear of God
  • f. 155v-158r On the Fashioning of Adam
  • f. 158r-160v On the End
  • f. 160v-162v On the End and Judgment
  • f. 162v-163r On the Departed
  • f. 163r-163v Another on the Departed
  • f. 163v-165r Isaac: On the Departed
  • f. 165r-167v On the Departed
  • f. 167v-169r On the Miracle at Cana
  • f. 169r-171v On the Forty Day Fast
  • f. 171v-176r On the Forty Day Fast II
  • f. 176r-178r On the Forty Day Fast III
  • f. 178r-179r Ephrem: On the Fast
  • f. 179r-181v On the Saying of Our Lord: Do Not Swear
  • f. 181v-183r Ephrem: On that Which David Said [Psalm 141:3]
  • f. 183r-184r On Admonition
  • f. 184r-187v Testament of Mor Ephrem
  • f. 187v-195v History of Mor Ephrem
  • f. 195v-196r On the Miracles of Our Lord
  • f. 196r-198r On the Saying of Our Lord [Matthew 16:26]
  • f. 198r-199v On the Saying of our Lord [Matthew 13:33]
  • f. 199v-202r On Repentance
  • f. 202r-203v Ephrem: On Repentance
  • f. 203v-205r Ephrem: On Repentance
  • f. 205r-207v On Admonition
  • f. 207v-208r Isaac: On Repentance
  • f. 208r-209v On Haughtiness
  • f. 209v-211v On Repentance
  • f. 211v-213r Ephrem: On Ecclesiastes
  • f. 213r-215v Ephrem: On Admonition
  • f. 215v-217r Ephrem: On that Which was Said by Isaiah: Let the Sinner be Eliminated
  • f. 217r-218r On the End and Judgment
  • f. 218r-219v On the End
  • f. 219v-221v On that Which Our Lord Said [Luke 11:24]
  • f. 221v-223v On the Ten Coins and the Hundred Sheep (Luke 15:3-10)
  • f. 223v-225r Isaac: On Admonition
  • f. 225r-232v On the Rich Man and Lazarus
  • f. 232v-236r On Admonition and against Blasphemy
  • f. 236r-243v Ephrem: On Reproof
  • f. 243v-245v Ephrem: On Reproof
  • f. 245v-246v Isaac: On the Sabbath Vespers
  • f. 246v-248r Jacob of Sarug, On the End
  • f. 248r-251r Jacob of Sarug, On the Canaanite Woman
  • f. 251r-253v Jacob of Sarug, On Zacchaeus the Publican
  • f. 253v-256v Jacob of Sarug, On the Workers in the Vineyard
  • f. 256v-260v Jacob of Sarug, On the Prodigal Son
  • f. 260v-264v Jacob of Sarug, On the Prodigal Son
  • f. 264r-266r Jacob of Sarug, On the Pharisee and Publican
  • f. 266r-268r Jacob of Sarug, On Repentance
  • f. 268r-271r Jacob of Sarug, On Addai the Apostle and Abgar the King of Edessa
  • f. 271r-272r Jacob of Sarug, On the Camel and the Needle's Eye
  • f. 272r-273v Jacob of Sarug, On a Single Law Giver in the Old and New Testament
  • f. 273v-277v Jacob of Sarug, On that Prayer Which our Lord Taught His Disciples
  • f. 277v-279v Jacob of Sarug, On that Young Man who Said to Our Lord: What Shall I do to Inherit Eternal Life (Matthew 19:16)
  • f. 279v-281v Jacob of Sarug, On the Kingdom as a Mustard Seed
  • f. 281v-283r Jacob of Sarug, On Pride
  • f. 283r-285v Jacob of Sarug, On the Kingdom and Gehenna
  • f. 285v-287r Isaac: On Humility
  • f. 287r-288v Jacob of Sarug, On the End
  • f. 288v-292v Jacob of Sarug, On the Anti-Christ
  • f. 292v-294v Jacob of Sarug, On the 40 Martyrs
  • f. 294v-296r Jacob of Sarug, On the Three Dead People raised by Our Lord
  • f. 296r-298v Jacob of Sarug, On the Man who Went Down from Jerusalem to Jericho and Fell Among Thieves
  • f. 298v-299v Jacob of Sarug, On the Saying of Our Lord: The Kingdom of Heaven is Like a Treasure Hidden in a Field (Matthew 13:44)
  • f. 299v-302r Jacob of Sarug, On Christ as Food and Drink
  • f. 302r-304r Jacob of Sarug, On the Woman Who was Bent over for Eighteen Years (Luke 13:11)
  • f. 304r-308v Jacob of Sarug, On the Five Loaves and the Two Fishes
  • f. 308v-310v Jacob of Sarug, On Admonition and Poverty
  • f. 310v-312v Jacob of Sarug, On the Love of Money
  • f. 312v-315r Jacob of Sarug, On Vanity of Vanities (Ecclesiastes)
  • f. 315r-316v Jacob of Sarug, On the Indignation of the Poor
  • f. 316v-317v Jacob of Sarug, On Admonition
  • f. 317v-319r Jacob of Sarug, On the Prodigal Son
  • f. 319r-320r Isaac, On the Prodigal Son
  • f. 320r-321r Isaac, On the Saying of Our Lord: Unless You are Converted and Become like Little Children I
  • f. 321r-322r Isaac, On the Saying of Our Lord: Unless You are Converted and Become like Little Children II
  • f. 322r-323r Isaac, On the Saying of Our Lord: Unless You are Converted and Become like Little Children III
  • f. 323r-323v Isaac, On the Saying of our Lord: It is Good to Confess the Lord
  • f. 323v-324v Isaac, On Perfection
  • f. 324v-326v Jacob of Sarug, On the End
  • f. 326v-329r Jacob of Sarug, On the Widow's Son
  • f. 329r-332r Jacob of Sarug, On the Leper
  • f. 332r-335r Jacob of Sarug, On the Daughter of Jephthah (Judges 11:29-40)
  • f. 335r-339v Jacob of Sarug, On Uzziah the King and Isaiah the Prophet
  • f. 339v-341v Jacob of Sarug, Against the Jews I
  • f. 341v-343r Jacob of Sarug, Against the Jews II
  • f. 343r-345r Jacob of Sarug, Against the Jews III
  • f. 345r-346v Jacob of Sarug, Against the Jews IV
  • f. 346v-348v Jacob of Sarug, Against the Jews V
  • f. 348v-350v Jacob of Sarug, Against the Jews VI
  • f. 350v-353r Jacob of Sarug, Against the Jews VII
  • f. 353r-355v Jacob of Sarug, On the Contest of Our Lord
  • f. 355v-360v Jacob of Sarug, On David and Goliath
  • f. 360v-362v Jacob of Sarug, On the Raising of Lazarus
  • f. 362v-364v Ephrem: On the Raising of Lazarus
  • f. 364v-367v Ephrem: On Palm Sunday
  • f. 367v-369r Jacob of Sarug, On Palm Sunday
  • f. 369r-370v Jacob of Sarug, On the Cursed Fig-tree
  • f. 370v-373r Jacob of Sarug, On the Passion of Our Lord
  • f. 373r-375v Jacob of Sarug, Another on the Passion of our Lord
  • f. 375v-378v Jacob of Sarug, Another on the Passion of our Lord
  • f. 378v-381r Jacob of Sarug, Another on the Passion of our Lord
  • f. 381r-386r Jacob of Sarug, Another on the Passion of our Lord
  • f. 386r-388v Jacob of Sarug, Another on the Passion of our Lord
  • f. 388v-391v Jacob of Sarug, On the Parable of the Vineyard
  • f. 391v-394v Jacob of Sarug,On the Parable of the Ten Virgins
  • f. 394v-397r Jacob of Sarug, On Matthew 22:2
  • f. 397r-399r John Chrysostom: Homily on the Passion of Our Lord
  • f. 399r-403r Jacob of Sarug, On Abraham and Isaac
  • f. 403r-405v Jacob of Sarug, On Samson (I)
  • f. 405v-407v Jacob of Sarug, On Cain and Abel I
  • f. 407v-409r Jacob of Sarug, On Cain and Abel II
  • f. 409v-411r Jacob of Sarug, On Cain and Abel III
  • f. 411r-412v Jacob of Sarug, On Cain and Abel IV
  • f. 412v-415v Jacob of Sarug, On Joseph I 
  • f. 415v-417v Jacob of Sarug, On Joseph II
  • f. 417v-420r Jacob of Sarug, On Joseph III
  • f. 420r-422r Jacob of Sarug, On Joseph IV
  • f. 422r-424r Jacob of Sarug, On Joseph VI
  • f. 424r-426r Jacob of Sarug, On Joseph VII
  • f. 426r-426v Jacob of Sarug, On Joseph VIII
  • f. 426v-432r Jacob of Sarug, On Joseph IX
  • f. 432r-434v Jacob of Sarug, On Joseph X
  • f. 434v-436v Jacob of Sarug, On the Bronze Serpent
  • f. 436v-440r Jacob of Sarug, On the Sacrifice of Aziel (Leviticus 16)
  • f. 440r-442 Jacob of Sarug, On Those Two Sparrows that Were Required by the Law (Leviticus 14)
  • f. 442v-448r Jacob of Sarug, On the Adulteries of the Congregation (On Moses VII)
  • f. 448r-449v On Samson (II)
  • f. 449v-452v On the Bronze Serpent (B 182)
  • f. 452v-457r George, Bishop of the Arabs (d. 724): On the Holy Myron
  • f. 457r-460v Jacob of Sarug, On the Sinful Woman
  • f. 465r-470r Ephrem: Sermon on Faith I
  • f. 470r-470v Ephrem: Sermon on Faith II
  • f. 470v-473r Ephrem: Sermon on Faith III
  • f. 473r-476r Isaac, Homily on Faith
  • f. 476r-484r Jacob of Sarug, On Faith
  • f. 484r-485r Jacob of Sarug, On the Crucifixion of our Lord
  • f. 485r-486v Jacob of Sarug, On the Crucifixion of our Lord II
  • f. 486v-489v Jacob of Sarug, On the Crucifixion of our Lord III (Elsewhere, on Peter's Denial)
  • f. 489v-491r Jacob of Sarug, On the Crucifixion of our Lord IV
  • f. 491r-494v Jacob of Sarug, On the Crucifixion of our Lord V (and on the Cherub and the thief)
  • f. 494v-496r Jacob of Sarug, On the Crucifixion of our Lord VI
  • f. 496r-498r Jacob of Sarug, On the Crucifixion of our Lord VII
  • f. 498r-501v Jacob of Sarug, On the Passibility and Mortality of the Lord's Body before His Resurrection
  • f. 501v-503r Jacob of Sarug, On the resurrection of Our Lord
  • f. 503r-504v Jacob of Sarug, Another on the Resurrection of Our Lord
  • f. 504v-505v Jacob of Sarug, On the Saying of Paul the Apostle [1 Timothy 2:15]
  • f. 505v-507v Jacob of Sarug, On Receiving the Holy Mysteries
  • f. 507v-509r Jacob of Sarug, On the Saying of Paul [Galatians 6:14]
  • f. 509r-511r Jacob of Sarug, On Receiving the Holy Mysteries
  • f. 511r-514v Jacob of Sarug, On the Fall of Idols
  • f. 514v-517r Jacob of Sarug, On Thomas the Apostle and the Resurrection of Our Lord
  • f. 517r-520r Jacob of Sarug, On the Ascension of Our Lord
  • f. 520r-522r Jacob of Sarug, On Pentecost
  • f. 522r-526r Jacob of Sarug, On Antioch
  • f. 526r-530r Jacob of Sarug, On Paul the Apostle
  • f. 530r-532r Jacob of Sarug, A Second Homily on Paul the Apostle
  • f. 532r-536 Jacob of Sarug, On Thomas the Apostle
  • f. 536r-537v Ephrem, On the Apostle Andrew
  • f. 537v-540r Jacob of Sarug, On Mount Tabor
  • f. 540v-542r Jacob of Sarug, On the Holy Cross
  • f. 542r-546v Jacob of Sarug, On Constantine
  • f. 546v-548v Jacob of Sarug, On Moses and Amalek (Elsewhere, Moses' extended hands)
  • f. 548v-551r Jacob of Sarug, On St. Simeon the Stylite
  • f. 551r-553r Jacob of Sarug, On Shmona and Gurya
  • f. 553r-555r Jacob of Sarug, On Habbib
  • f. 555r-556v Isaac, On the Solitaries
  • f. 556v-559v Isaac, On Sergius and Bacchus, the Martyrs
  • Binding
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. 199 1,545 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Life of St. Maron
  • Homily on Penitence
  • Story of the three holy Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
  • Death of Isaac the patriarch
  • Death of Jacob the patriarch
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the thief
  • Life of St. Alexei
  • History of St. Abdulmasih
  • Lives of Ss. Sergius and Bacchus
  • Life of St. Marina
  • Life of St. Susanna
  • On Isaac, the son of Abraham the Patriarch
  • Life of St. John
  • Life of Paul
  • On St. Abba Ammon
  • On the Seven children of Ephesus
  • Life of St. Cyril
  • Life of St. Martinianus the Anchorite
  • Life of St. Archelidos
  • History of the Holy Apostles, Peter and Paul
  • Homily on Penitence
  • Life of St. Dionysius the Aereopagite
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on Constantine the great
  • Life of St. Simon
  • Life of Ahiqar the sage
  • Fables of Shaddad, son of 'Addi and Solomon, son of David
  • Letter from heaven given by Athanasius Patriarch of Alexandria
  • History of the conception and nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary by her mother Anna
  • Narration of bribery
  • Fable of a certain prince
  • Homily of St. Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria
  • Questions and answers
  • History of Pontius Pilate
  • Apostolic Constitutions
  • Homily of St. John Chrysostom
  • Ephrem Syrus, On wrestling with the Devil
  • Prayer for the sick and penitential