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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00397) 1,500 CE Syriac

See Scher's note on Diyarbakir 71

  • f. 1r-3r Narsai, Homily
  • f. 3r-9v Narsai, Homily 21: On Holy Week
  • f. 9v + 11r-17r Narsai, Homily 22: On the Passion
  • f. 10r-10v Narsai, Homily 15: On resurrection
  • f. 10v Narsai, Homily 16: On Lent I
  • f. 17r-26r Narsai, Homily 23: On Christ washing the disciples' feet
  • f. 26r-31 Narsai, Homily 24: On the repentant thief
  • f. 31r-38v Narsai, Homily 25: On the Mysteries and baptism
  • f. 38v-44v Narsai, Homily 26: On Baptism
  • f. 44r-49r Narsai, Homily 27: On Easter
  • f. 49r-57r Narsai, Homily 28: On Confessors
  • f. 57r-63r Narsai, Homily 29: On the three children
  • f. 63r-65v Narsai, Homily 30: On martyrs
  • f. 65v-72v Narsai, Homily 31: On New Saturday
  • f. 72v-78r Narsai, Homily 32: On Ascension
  • f. 78r-83r Narsai, Homily 33: On Pentecost
  • f. 83r-90r Narsai, Homily 34: On workers in a vineyard
  • f. 90r-98r Narsai, Homily 35: On the Antichrist
  • f. 98r-104r Narsai, Homily 36: On the Bronze Serpent
  • f. 104r-110r Narsai, Homily 37: On the dedication of the Church
  • f. 110r-116v Narsai, Homily 38: On Isaiah's Vision
  • f. 116v-122r Narsai, Homily 39: On the Church and priesthood
  • f. 122r-127r Narsai, Homily 40: On the dedication of a church
  • f. 127r-129r Isho'yahb III, Homily 41: On the dedication of a church
  • f. 129r-141r Disciple of Mar Elijah, Homily 42: For the commemoration fo Mar Elijah, the head of the hermits in Nineveh
  • f. 141r-148v Narsai, Homily 43: On the Acts
  • f. 148v-156v Narsai, Homily 44: On the Second Coming
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. 46 Unknown Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

Chaldean Pontifical

  • Ordination of Vigil Priests and Deacons
  • Ordination of the Chorbishop
  • Ordination of the Metropolitan by the Catholicos
  • Order of confession, grace, and absolution
  • Beneditions by the chief priests on the towns or villages from which they depart
  • Order of the consecration of a new table
  • Admonition about gluttony
  • Benediction which the Bishop or Metropolitan performs for his diocese, made by the Archdeacon, Mar Barmeshiha
  • Benediction the chief priests perform after the washing of his hands, of Mar Elijah III
  • The work of Hannana
  • The necessary Huttama of the departed
  • The way of celebrating Dominical feasts
  • Compline of the table in the metrics which are according to the letters of the alphabet
  • The order, or admonition of the tonsure of monks
  • The morning office of the nativity of our Lord on the 25th of Kanon I
  • Office of the Sunday of the Resurrection
  • Hymns for Sunday and the Dominical feasts and all the commemorations of the year
  • Winter Odes for the year
  • Order of the Husoyo for apostates by Mar Isho'yahb (III), Catholicos Patriarch
Vat. sir. 157 660 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

Vat. sir. 570 Unknown Syriac
  • Uncataolgued treatises and homilies
Vat. sir. 579 Unknown Syriac
  • Isho'yahb III, Entrance Rite (uncatalogued)