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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 248 (SMMJ 00248) 1,475 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber ([Macomber A]; [Macomber B]) (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 2-13; SMC 2-13). Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • Part A (20th Century) (Garshuni, Syriac)
    • Syrian Orthodox collection of miscellaneous liturgical pieces
      • f. 1r-2r Rite for the reconciliation of a penitent sinner
      • f. 2v-3v Order of the prayers of the hymns of the canon
      • f. 3v-4v Acrostic alphabetic hymn without title
      • f. 4v-5r A song on drinking; It is sung on the alphabet
  • ​​Part B (1474/5 CE) (Garshuni, Syriac)
    • Syrian Orthodox collection of miscellaneous liturgical pieces
      • f. 1r-42r Miscellaneous Liturgical Pieces
        • f. 1r-9r Shumlaya that the deacon proclaims in the offering of the Eucharist according to the modern revision of Melitene. This is a diaconal for the Mass.
        • f. 9r-10r Communion hymns for the Thursday of the Mysteries
        • f. 1r-23r Prayers, proemia, sedre, 'etre, and huttame that are learned by heart by a new priest when he is ordained.
          • f. 10r-11r Order of the Mother of God
          • f. 11r-12r Order of the Apostles
          • f. 12r-13r Order of the martyrs
          • f. 13r-14r Order of the Patron Saint
          • f. 14r-15r Communion order
          • f. 15r-16r Order of penitance
          • f. 16v-17v Order of the departed
          • f. 17v-19r Oder of the Cross
          • f. 19rv Order of the Resurrection
          • f. 19v-20r Order of Vespers
          • f. 20r-21r Order of Compline
          • f. 21r-22r Order of the night office
          • f. 22r-23r Order of Matins
          • f. 23rv Huttame of the other offices
        • f. 26r-32v Ordinary of the mass
        • f. 32v-33r Prayer for blessing of bread. A table grace.
        • f. 33r-39v Prayers of every kind
          • f. 33r-34r Prayers of vespers
          • f. 34r-35r Prayers of the "hymns of the Greek canon"
          • f. 35r-38v Miscellaneous prayers
          • f. 38v-39v Table prayers (Garshuni)
        • f. 39v-42r Two rhymed homilies for feasts (in Garshuni)
          • f. 39v-40v Homily on the feast of the Nativity
          • f. 40v-42r Homily on the Epiphany
        • f. 42r-45r Two questions of the Fathers
          • f. 42r Question that Bishop Severus asked of Bishop Jacob of Edessa: "How is God above all and below all, inside all and outside all and in all?"
          • f. 42v-45r Bishop John (?), Question concerning the dead after burial while he is doing penance (Garshuni)
        • f. 45v-48v Miracle that our Lady Mary, the Mother of God, worked
        • f. 48v A few epigrams
        • f. 49r-58r Four more rhymed homilies
          • f. 49r-52r Turjām of the blessed Fast
          • f. 52r-54r A pretty homily on the venerable crucifixion
          • f. 54r-56r Turjām of Ninevah and lections (?) of the prophet Jonah. A single rhymed composition
          • f. 56v-58r Turjām on the Resurrection
        • f. 58rv Two prayers: One for the patriarch and one for the sultan
        • f. 59r-61r Another rhymed homily: Turjām on the Dormition of our Lady the Virgin Mary
        • f. 61v-69r
        • f. 69v-73v Homily delivered by St. Jacob which he delivered on the thief of the right hand; read on the Friday of the Crucifixion
        • f. 73v-88v An abridged discouse on the true faith and on the hymns of the spiritual Church.
        • f. 89r-96r The questions of St. Basil and St. Gregory
        • f. 96r-112r Ten questions concerning which a certain disciple asked his master
          • f. 96rv Contents
          • f. 96v-112r Text
        • f. 112r-118r Homily delivered by Bishop Gregory (Pseudo-Gregory Nazianzus), on the destruction of this world and the departure of the soul from the body
    • f. 118v-148r The Apocalypse of Paul (Garshuni)
      • f. 148v Beginning of an unidentified item
Trichur, India, Chaldean Syrian Church 00008 1,828 CE Neo-Aramaic, Syriac
  • fol. [1]v-20r Book of Seven prayers (Syriac)
    • Title NS: ܟܬܒܐ ܕܫܒܥ ܨܠܘ̈ܢ
  • fol. 21v-171v Catholic Prayer Book (Neo-Aramaic, Syriac)
    • Includes chapters of prayer from the book of Gregory (ܪ̈ܫܐ ܕܨܠܘ܊ ܡ̣ܢ ܟܬܒܗ ܕܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ), fol. 21v-92r; nine prayers attributed to St. Ephrem the Syrian (ܨܠܘܬܐ ܐܦܪܡܝܬܐ), fol. 103r-121r