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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Vat. sir. 37 1,627 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry in Assemani and the entry completed by CPART

  • Binding
  • f. 1v-57r Burial service, Garshuni and Syriac
  • f. 57r-69v Jacob of Edessa, Tractate on the restrictions in marriage (on the different kinds of marriages that are not lawful)
  • f. 69v-106 History of St. Jacob of Egypt, the hermit, and his associates, Garshuni
  • f. 106v-128r History of King Hermianus, and of his wife and sons, Garshuni
  • f. 128r-133v Office of the resurrection of the Lord, for Vespers, Matins and Terce
  • f. 133v-139v Shorter anaphora of St. James, the Lord's brother
  • f. 139v-141r Various canons pertaining to the sacraments of Baptism, Penance, the Eucharist, and Holy Orders, in Garshuni
  • f. 141r-152v Anaphora of the Holy Fathers, by John the Patriarch (Theodore b. Wahbun)
  • f. 152v-153r Copy of a note from a Gospel book
  • f. 153r-155v Life of John, Bishop of Mardin
  • f. 155v-156v Copy of a note from a Gospel book
  • f. 156v-168v Life of St. Abhai, Bishop of Nicea
  • f. 168v-173r Account of the death of Constantine II
  • f. 173r-176r Life of Jacob of Serugh, Bishop of Batnae, Flute of the Holy Spirit and Harp of the Church
  • f. 176r-192r Life of Acha
  • f. 192r Catalog of the works fo Dionysius bar Salibi
  • f. 192r-192v Coptic, Syriac, and Ethiopic calendars
  • f. 192v-201r Festal calendar attributed to Jacob of Edessa
  • f. 201r-201v Catalog of Eastern saints
  • f. 201v-201v Life of Moshe bar Kepha
  • Binding
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
Sachau 39; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 223 1,777 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Sachau 39

  • f. 1-68v Timothy Isaac, Grammar
  • f. 69v-108r Bishop Rizqallāh, Elementary Grammar
  • f. 114v-121v Miscellaneous
    • f. 114v Arabic not of the writer
    • f. 115r-120v An Arabic school book for teaching elementary grammar
    • f. 120v Short excerpt of a verse-homily in Syriac
    • f. 121r Seven syllable verse for the evening of Good Friday
  • f. 122r-124r A calendar of holy days of the year according to the order of Jacob of Edessa 
Tur Abdin, Turkey, Churches in Enhil (CET 00061) 1,800 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Jacob of Edessa, Miscellany
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 58; 3/16 (DIYR 00190) 1,910 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Gregory bar 'Ebrōyō, the Cream of Wisdom [Selections]
  • List of the Syriac and Arabic works of Bar 'Ebrōyō
  • Account of the death of bar 'Ebrōyō
  • Account of the death of bar 'Ebrōyō
  • Gregory bar 'Ebrōyō, Homily
  • List of the Patriarchs of Antioch
  • John bar Ma'dani, praises and prayers
  • John bar Ma'dani, Hymns for the Lord's feast
  • Book of guidance about the ranks of deacons
  • Collection of services
  • Jacob of Edessa, List of feasts
  • John bar Ma'dani, On our God who became man on behalf of us
  • John bar Ma'dani, Homily on the seizure of Edessa
  • Daniel ibn al-Khaṭṭāb, Book on the foundations of religion
  • World is a bodily behavior
  • Homily on Mar Matthew from the mountain Alfaf
  • Canon on how it is necessary to perform church prayer
  • Morning Gospel reading for Children
  • On the Assumption of our Lady Mary and how the Apostles gathered on the day of her death
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, For Priests
  • Jacob of Sarug, Commentary on Deuteronomy. Selections
  • Philoxenus of Mabbug, on the Prophets
  • Jacob of Sarug, From the homily on the love of God
  • Jacob of Sarug, From the Holy Mar Jacob
  • From the Works of the Holy Fathers
  • Daniel of Salaḥ, Commentary on Psalm 8
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, On performing the sign of the cross with one finger
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, On the Trisagion
  • Timothy Isaac, Selections from the Holy Fathers against the Chalcedonians
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 119; 6/13 (DIYR 00194) 1,934 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Baptismal service for men
  • Baptismal service for women
  • Abridged baptism service of Severus of Antioch
  • Baptism service according to the oriental rite of Bar 'Ebrōyō
  • Gregory bar Ebrōyō, On baptism
  • Jacob of Edessa, On Baptism
  • Service on the blessing of a woman forty days after childbirth
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi (DIYR 00307) 1,600 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Baptismal rites for men
  • Baptismal rites for women
  • Short baptismal rite in death's case
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, On baptism
  • Jacob of Edessa, On baptism
Mosul, Iraq, Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Mosul MS 58 (ASOM 00058) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • fol. 4r-5v, Pseudo-Callisthenes, Alexander Romance (Arabic Garshuni)
  • fol. 6r-75v Psalms
  • fol. 76r-85v Poem on the divine wisdom
    • Title NS: ܥܠ ܚܟܡܬܐ ܐܠܗܝܬܐ
  • fol. 86v-88v Memra on the Trinity
  • fol. 89v-92v Prayers
    • Includes prayers attributed to Ephrem of Nisibis and Jacob of Edessa
  • fol. 92v-96v Memre and Sogitha
Mosul, Iraq, Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Mosul MS 60 (ASOM 00060) 1,724 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • fol. 3v-30v Jacob of Edessa, Memra on Alexander the Great, Gog and Magog, and the end-times (Syriac)
  • fol. 31r-41r Ephrem of Nisibis, Memra on the end-times, Gog and Magog, and the Antichrist (Syriac)
  • fol. 41v-79r Burial Rite (Garshuni, Syriac)
  • fol. 79v-81v Lamentation for Gehenna (Syriac)
  • fol. 81v-100r Story of Mar Bassus (Syriac)
  • fol. 100r-131r Story of Mar Gabriel of Qartmin (Syriac)
Mosul, Iraq, Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Mosul MS 74 (ASOM 00074) 1,890 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • fol. 2v-73v Selected Memrē
    • Title NS: ܡܐܡܪ̈ܐ ܡܓܒܝ̈ܐ
    • A Memra in the meter of Mar Jacob <of Sarug>
    • Jacob of Sarug, On the chariot which Ezekiel saw
    • Isaac of Nineveh, Memra in the meter of Mar Ephrem
    • Isaac of Nineveh, On Silence and Stillness, and on Love
    • Isaac the Teacher <of Antioch>, On the Perfection of the Brethren
    • Isaac the Teacher <of Antioch>, On solitaries and guides and the humble and the Nazirites and the poor and the mourners and the aliens  and the perfect and those like them
    • Isaac the Teacher <of Antioch>, On the Perfection of the Brethren
    • Isaac the Teacher <of Antioch>, On the natural division of natural thought
    • Ephrem Syrus, Demonstration on Paradise
    • Mar Jacob, Memra on the moment of the departure of good and bad people, how each receives his repayment and his labor
    • Moshe bar Kepha, Examination about the resurrection of the body