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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 51 (SMMJ 00051) 900 CE Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 2-1; SMC 2-1). Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • f. 1r-222v [Fenqitho] Hymnary for Sundays and feasts, for the Fast and for commemorations
    • f. 1r-4v Nativity
    • f. 4v-11v Mother of God
    • f. 11v-17r (Mt. 2:16-18)
    • f. 17r-20v Saints Basil and Gregory
    • f. 20b-27b Epiphany
    • f. 27v-42v Sundays after Epiphany
    • f. 42v-47v Beheading of John the Baptist
    • f. 47v-52r St. Stephen
    • f. 52r-58r [Presentation of Christ in the Temple]
    • f. 58v-61v St. Barsauma
    • f. 61v-66r St. Severus of Antioch
    • f. 66r-69r Sunday before the Fast, the Sunday of the Priests
    • f. 69r-127r Sundays and weekdays of the Fast. 
      • f. 77r-78r St. Ephrem
      • f. 115v-124v Forty Martyrs of Sebaste
      • f. 124v-127r Raising of Lazarus
    • f. 127r-131r Palm Sunday
    • f. 131r-135v Monday through Wednesday of Passion Week
    • f. 135v-145r Thursday of Passion Week, including ff. 144r-145r, the service of footwashing
    • f. 145r-148v Friday of Passion Week
    • f. 148v-151r Saturday of Good Titings
    • f. 151r-155v Easter Sunday [Pascha]
    • f. 155v-180v Eastertie liturgy in the other seven tones
    • f. 180v-184r New Sunday
    • f. 184r-187v Ascension Thursday
    • f. 187v-191v Pentecost
    • f. 191v-194r Holy Cross
    • f. 194r-195v The Prophet Elijah
    • f. 195v-197v The Apostle Thomas
    • f. 197v-198r The Apostles in common
    • f. 198r-201r St. Jacob of Sarug
    • f. 201r-203r Saints Sergius and Bacchus
    • f. 203r-205r St. Barbara
    • f. 205r-207v St. George
    • f. 207v-210r Patron Saint
    • f. 210r-213v Common office of the Mother of God, the Saints and the departed
    • f. 213v-222v Common offices in the other seven tones
Sachau 220; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 28 800 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 220

  • Syrian Orthodox Homiliary; For an ordered breakdown, see the Sachau entry above
    • Basil, f. 9
    • Gregory Nazianzus, f. 3, 4, 26, 28
    • Gregory of Nyssa, f. 6
    • Epiphanius, f. 17
    • John Chrysostom, f. 8, 9, 12, 13, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 41, 43, 47
    • Cyril of Alexandria, f. 13, 15, 17, 49, 50
    • Proclus of Constantinople, f. 40, 41
    • Jacob of Sarug, f. 10, 11, 29
    • Severus of Antioch, f. 10-12, 24, 26, 35, 43, 48
    • Pantoleon Presbyter Byzantinus, f. 48
    • Theodotus the bishop of Ancyra, f. 6
    • Antipater of Bostra, f. 29