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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 00340) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 3r-26r Basil of Caesarea, Homily on Easter, Good Friday, and on the departure of the soul from the body
  • f. 27r-28r Collection of Proverbs
  • f. 28v-30v Chronological calculations
  • f. 32v-68v Life of St. Gregory
  • f. 68v-74r Story of Susanna
  • f. 74v-80r Miracles of the Virgin Mary
  • f. 80v-81r Ephrem Syrus, Homily 
  • f. 81v-87r John Chrysostom, On Repentance
  • f. 87v-95v Moses' conversation on Mt. Sinai
  • f. 97r-100v Life of Mar Isaac
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)
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 30b 700 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Assemani 71 and Assemani 73; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Assemani 71 (XVI century)
    • f. 11v-28v- Assemani 71: Homilies of Jacob of Sarug (Garshuni)
      •  On the angel guarding paradise
      • On the explusion of Adam from Paradise
      • On Adam, whether he was created in a state of mortality or immortality
      • On the Thief on the Right
    • f. 29r-49r Ephrem Syrus, Ascetical sermon on penitence and contrition
  • Assemani 73 (VIII century)
    • The letters of Severus of Antioch translated into Syriac from Greek by Anastasius of Nisibis (A.D. 669)
      • f. 1r To the monks of the great monastery
      • f. 2r To Bishop Eleusinius
      • f. 3v To Archelaus of Tyre
      • f. 4r About Monks and monasteries, to Valeriana the deaconness and abbess
      • f. 5r To Iannia the deaconness and abbess
      • f. 6v Letter to Simeon, the abbot of the great monastery
      • f. 7r Letter to Nonnus, the Bishop of Seleucia
      • f. 9r Letter to Victor, the Bishop of Philadelphia
      • f. 9v Letter to Stephen, Bishop of Apamea
      • f. 10r Letter to the wife of Calliopius, the Patriarch with a diptych
Tur Abdin, Turkey, Churches in Enhil (CET 00055) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Ephrem Syrus, Lives of Saints; Homilies
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 (DIYR 00199) 1,400 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Life of our Lady in Six Books
  • Ephrem Syrus, Homily on Mary and Joseph
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi (DIYR 00206) 1,899 CE Garshuni, Syriac, Turkish
  • Canons (Garshuni)
  • Prayer on behalf of the community of St. Mar Musa al-Habashi (Garshuni)
  • Prayers (Garshuni)
  • Spells (Garshuni)
  • Charms against arrows and arms (Syriac)
  • Procession of the Cross (Syriac)
  • Prayers (Syriac)
  • Litany of our Lady Mary (Garshuni)
  • History of Kyprianos (Garshuni)
  • Prayers (Garshuni)
  • History of Solomon, son of David (Garshuni)
  • Psalter (Syriac)
  • Songs of glorification (Syriac)
  • Definition of the faith of the 318 fathers against the doctrine of Arius (Garshuni, Syriac, Turkish)
  • Prayer (Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Ephrem Syrus, Homily on Teaching (Syriac)
  • Dismissal Prayer (Garshuni)
  • Prayer sent by God to Solomon and his reply
  • Psalter  (Garshuni)
  • Prayers (Garshuni)
  • Names of all the angels (Syriac)
  • Prayer of Our Lady (Garshuni)
  • Charms and spells (Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Charms (Turkish)
  • Prayers (Garshuni)
  • Calling of the Apostles (Garshuni)
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