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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Vat. sir. 594 1,918 CE Syriac
  • Binding
  • f. 1v-7r Narsai, On David and Saul
  • f. 7r-10v Narsai, On Solomon
  • f. 10v-14r Narsai, On the parable of the wheat and tares
  • f. 14r-18v Narsai, On the prodigal son
  • f. 18v-23v Narsai, On Perfection
  • f. 23v-29v Narsai, On Enoch and Elijah
  • f. 29r-33v Narsai, On Isaiah's vision of the seraphim
  • f. 33v-38r Narsai, On humility
  • f. 38r-39v Narsai, On the martyrs
  • f. 40r-45r Narsai, On the parable of the wine grower
  • f. 45r-52r Narsai, On the antichrist
  • f. 52r-56r Narsai, On the bronze serpent
  • f. 56r-57r Mar Isho'yahb of Adiabene, On the dedication of the church
  • f. 57v-61v Narsai, On the Canaanite woman
  • f. 61v-66v Narsai, On the flood
  • f. 66v-70r Narsai, On the incarnate Word
  • f. 70r-73r Narsai, For Palm Sunday
  • f. 73r-78r Narsai, On the fast of our Lord
  • f. 78v Colophon
  • f. 79r-80v Blank
  • Binding
Sachau 167; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 38 1,496 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 167

  • f. 1-34r Prayers of Catholicos Elijah III
  • f. 34r-106v Liturgies for feast days by Elijah of Nisibis
    • f. 34r-76 various feasts
    • f. 77-106r Liturgical text including Anaphora of the apostles
  • f. 106v Order of Baptism, by Isho'yahb III
  • f. 121r Order of absolution, by Isho'yahb III
  • f. 123v Order of the consecration of the waters
  • f. 125r Order of exorcisms
  • f. 126v Order of the renewal of the leaven
  • f. 127v Order of the consecration of the altar without oil
  • f. 133r-138v Prayers at the table
  • f. 139r Colophon
  • f. 139v-140v Blessing
  • f. 140v-150r Ordinal
  • f. 150v Order of consecration of the altar with oil
  • f. 182v Order of the service of Pentecost
Vat. sir. 42 1,603 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • f. 1v-25r The Order of Priests
  • f. 25v-50v The Liturgy of the Blessed Apostles
  • f. 51r-62v The liturgy of Nestorius
  • f. 63r-81r The Order fo Baptism, composed by Isho'yahb, Catholicos of Adiabene
  • f. 81v-86v The order of absolution, composed by Isho'yahb, Catholicos of Adiabene
  • f. 87r-93v Admonitions of the holy altar
  • f. 94r-104v Admonitions of Baptism and the Eucharist
  • f. 105r-105v Blessing of the table
  • f. 106 r/v Blessing of the bread
  • f. 106v Blessing of the chalice of wine
  • f. 107r Prayer for the infirm
  • f. 107v Prayer for the infant
  • f. 107v Blessing of the chalice of the oblation
  • f. 108r-122r Consecration of the altar
  • f. 122v-164v Prayers of Elijah III, Catholicos
  • f. 165r ff. Blessing of the mass for the dead