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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 184 (SMMJ 00184) 1,600 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 3-6; SMC 3-6). Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • f. 1r-4r Patriarch Cyril Ibn Laqlaq, Confession
  • f. 4v-22r St. John Chrysostom, Homily on repentance and on the reception of the divine mysteries
  • f. 22r-34r Mar Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the benefit of the Eucharist for the dead in the next world
  • f. 34r-39v St. John Chrysostom, Homily on the illustrious feastday of Palm Sunday
  • f. 39v-43r St. John Chrysostom, Homily on the Supper of the Mysteries and on the washing of the feet of the disciples
  • f. 43r-50v An exposition of the reason for the fast of Wednesday and Friday, its obligations and its benefit
  • f. 50v-54r Especially concerning the true faith, concerning the Unity and the Trinity, and concerning the [one] interior Church
  • f. 54r-57v
  • f. 57v-62r Sedro for the feast of the Ascension
  • f. 62r-69v Homily of Jacob of Sarug on the dispute of Satan with our Lord
  • f. 69v-75v Mar Jacob of Sarug, Homily the entry of Christ into the Temple on the arm of Simeon, the Old Man
  • f. 75v-78v Mar Ephrem, On the birth of John the Baptist
  • f. 79r-87v Mar Ephrem, On Mary and Joseph and the reproach they received from the Jews (Syriac and Garshuni in parallel columns)
  • f. 87v-92r Mar Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the resurrection of the dead (Syriac and Garshuni)
  • f. 92r-107v The story of Gabriel of the Monastery of Qartmin
  • f. 108r-197v Patriarch Cyrillus Ibn Laqlaq, The book of the master and the disciples, consisting of 22 articles
  • f. 198r-204v Mar Isaac, On the feast of the Annunciation
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00345) 1,678 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 1v-12v Rite of consecration of water on the day of Nativity (Garshuni)
  • f. 13v-23r John Chrysostom, Homily on approaching the Holy Mysteries (Garshuni)
  • f. 23r-34v John Chrysostom, Homily on Judas's betrayal of Christ (Garshuni)
  • f. 34v-44r Epiphanius, Bishop of Constantia in Cyprus, Homily on the Burial of Christ (Garshuni)
  • f. 44r-51r Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the Baptism of Jesus Christ (Garshuni)
  • f. 51r-63r John Chrysostom, Homily on the Lord's dispute with Satan (Garshuni)
  • f. 63r-70r Ephrem Syrus, Homily (Garshuni)
  • f. 70v-73r Ephrem Syrus, Homily on the Cross (Garshuni)
  • f. 73r-78v Ephrem Syrus, Homily on old age and youth (Garshuni)
  • f. 78v-80r Ephrem Syrus, Homily on repentance (Garshuni)
  • f. 80r-83v Ephrem Syrus, Homily on Judas's betrayal of Christ
  • f. 83v-109r Homily for Palm Sunday (Garshuni)
  • f. 109v-117v John Chrysostom, Homily on the commandment of the Great Day (Garshuni)
  • f. 117v-123r Jacob of Sarug, Homily on rejection of a sin and necessity of fasting and almsgiving (Garshuni)
  • f. 123r-130r Ephrem Syrus, Homily on Repentance (Garshuni)
  • f. 130r-134r Ephrem Syrus, Homily on the resurrection and the soul's departure from the body (Garshuni)
  • f. 134r-138r Ephrem Syrus, Homily on Repentance and the Last Judgment (Garshuni)
  • f. 138v-141r Ephrem Syrus, Homily on Love and Repentance (Garshuni)
  • f. 141r-147v Ephrem Syrus, Homily that is recited on the second day of the fifth week of Lent (Garshuni)
  • f. 147v-151v Homily recited on the third day of the fourth week of Lent (Garshuni)
  • f. 151v-157v John Chrysostom, Homily on repentance (Garshuni)
  • f. 157v-162r Homily (Garshuni)
  • f. 162r-166v Homily for the feast of Pentecost (Garshuni)
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00354) 1,682 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1r-97r Psalter
  • f. 97r-108v Canticles of Praise
  • f. 109r-113r Homily 
  • f. 113r-119r John Chrysostom, Homily on repentance, love, and faith
  • f. 119r-126r John Chrysostom, Homily on Psalm 6
  • f. 127r-131v Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the Holy Mysteries, Confession, and repentance
  • f. 132r-137v John Chrysostom, Homily on repentance and the rebuke of the soul
  • f. 137v-142v Ephrem Syrus, Homily on the End and the punishment of the world
  • f. 142v-155v Basil of Caesarea, Homily on repentance, on poor Lazarus and the rich man
  • f. 155v-163v John Chrysostom, Homily on the first day of creation
  • f. 163v-169r Jacob of Sarug, Homily on repentance and for baptism
  • f. 169r-173r Gregory Nazianzus, Homily on the Nativity of our Lord
  • f. 173r-178v John Chrysostom, Homily on the Ten Virgins
  • f. 178v-183r John Chrysostom, Homily on Abraham and Isaac, when he took his son to sacrifice him
  • f. 183r-194v John Chrysostom, Homily on Judas's betrayal of Christ
  • f. 194v-202r John Chrysostom, Homily on Peter's denial of Jesus
  • f. 202r-207v John Chrysostom, Homily on the Lord's words, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass by me"
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00366) 1,700 CE Arabic, Gashuni
  • f. 2r-4v Rite for the consecration of water according to the Roman Catholic Church
  • f. 5r-24r Prayer for scapular of our Lady of Mount Carmel and on indulgences
  • f. 25r-28r Homily  
  • f. 28r-32r John Chrysostom, Homily on the Nativity of Our Lord
  • f. 32v-36r John Chrysostom, Homily on the beheading of John the Baptist
  • f. 36r-44v Cyril of Alexandria, Homily for the Sunday before Lent
  • f. 44v-50r John Chrysostom, homily on fasting, prayer and alms
  • f. 50r-55r Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the rejection of sin, and the necessity of fasting, prayer and alms
  • f. 55r-60r Ephrem syrus, Homily on Repentance
  • f. 60r-71r Basil of Caesarea, Homily on Repentance
  • f. 71r-75v John Chrysostom, Homily on Repentance
  • f. 76r-77v John Chrysostom, Homily on Repentance
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi (DIYR 00135) 1,800 CE Garshuni
  • Ephrem Syrus, Homily
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily
  • New Testament Lectionary (Syriac Rite)
  • Prooemia and Sedrē
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 60; 1/28 (DIYR 00136) 1,582 CE Garshuni, Syrac
  • Psalter (Syriac Rite, Western)
  • Nicene Creed
  • Prayers
  • Ephrem Syrus, Homily on learning
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on admonition and on the deceased
  • Ignatius bar Ṭlōyō, Homily 
  • Alexander Romance
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 133 (DIYR 00181) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Selection from a service
  • Ephrem Syrus, Service on a third day after burial
  • Jacob of Sarug, Service on the seventh day after the burial
  • Jacob of Sarug, Service on the fortieth day after the burial
  • When a priest or deacon dies
  • Service
  • Selection from Paul's Epistle to the Corinthians 
  • Five burial services for laymen
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 304 (DIYR 00239) 1,936 CE Garshuni, Turkish
  • Ephrem Syrus, On a third day after the burial 
  • Jacob of Sarug, On the sevent day after the burial 
  • Jacob of Sarug, On the fortieth day after the burial 
  • Readings from the gospels and Pauline epistles
  • Burial service for a layman
  • Burial service for women
  • Burial service for children
  • Burial service for priests, deacons, and monks
  • Homily for a deceased (Turkish)
  • Readings from the Gospels and Pauline Epistles (Turkish)
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 135; 241 (DIYR 00241) 1,907 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Readings from the Gospels and Pauline Epistles
  • Jacob of Sarug, on the Destruction of Amid
  • The Life of Ephrem
  • Book of the Fox
  • Summary of the Garden of the Monks
  • Testimonies on behalf of the old Syrians concerning the faith in Christ
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 268 (DIYR 00268) 1,865 CE Garshuni, Syriac, Turkish
  • \Table of Contents
  • Reading from the Gospel of Matthew (Turkish)
  • Reading from one of Paul's Epistles to the Corinthians (Turkish)
  • Ephrem Syrus, On the third day after the burial (Garshuni)
  • Jacob of Sarug, On the seventh day after the burial (Garshuni)
  • Jacob of Sarug, On the fortieth day after the burial (Garshuni)
  • Readings from the Gospels and Pauline Epistles (Garshuni)
  • Prooemion (Syriac)
  • Burial rite for laymen (Syriac, Garshuni)
  • Burial rite for women (Garshuni)
  • Burial rite for children (Garshuni)
  • Burial rite for priests and deacons (Garshuni)
  • Readings from the Gospels and Pauline Epistles (Garshuni)
  • Ephrem Syrus, Homily for the dead (Garshuni)
  • Readings from the Gospels and Pauline Epistles (Turkish)
  • Liturgical Chants (Syriac)

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