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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
Vat. sir. 409 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Book of Psalms with commentary interspersed from various patristic authors (Philoxenus, Athanasius, Ephrem Syrus, Gregory, Severus, Abraham Qidonoyo)
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 139 (SMMJ 00139) 1,866 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • fol. 1r-5r Confession of faith made by the Armenians and Jacobites (Garshuni)
  • fol. 5v-140v Sāwīrus ibn al-Muqaffa', Precious Pearl (Garshuni)
  • fol. 140v-148r Cyril of Alexandria, Twelve Chapters (Garshuni)
  • fol. 148v-153v Interpretation of Gregory's twelve chapters of faith (Garshuni)
  • fol. 155r-229v Gīwargīs, Bishop of al-Bsheriyyeh, Theological work (Garshuni)
  • fol. 229v-248r John Chrysostom, Commentary on the ten commandments (Garshuni)
  • fol. 251v-256r Michael I, Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria, Confession of the faith (Garshuni)
  • fol. 257r-259r Hippocrates, On creation of man and his four natures
  • fol. 259r-261v Bible, Proverbs (selections) (Syriac)
  • fol. 261v-262v Book of Theology, part 4 (Garshuni)
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 157 (SMMJ 00157) 1,865 CE Arabic, Garshuni, Syriac

Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • fol. 2v-83v Jacob of Serugh, Homily on the prophets and the devastation of Jerusalem (Syriac)
  • fol. 83v-89v Jacob of Serugh, Homily on the departed (Syriac)
  • fol. 90r-103r Gregory Nazianzus, On the soul's departure from the body (Garshuni)
  • fol. 103r-113v Homily on sinners attributed to the prophet Elijah (Garshuni)
  • fol. 113v-118r Short prayers (Garshuni)
  • fol. 118r-121r Bihnam Hadlōyō, Acrostic homily on ths oul's remorse (Syriac)
  • fol. 121r-123r Jacob of Serugh, Homily on the love of the world (Syriac)
  • fol. 124r-127r Unidentified text (Arabic)
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 242 (SMMJ 00242) 1,860 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • Theological Miscellany
    • Includes interpretations of Hebrew names in the Old Testament, fol. 1r-3r; interpretations of Greek words, fol. 3r-4v; unidentified grammatical texts, fol. 17v-19v; selections from Bar Hebraeus’ Lamp of the sanctuary, fol. 20r-24v; theological texts by John Maron, Cyril of Alexandria, Gregory of Nazianzus, and John Chrysostom.