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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Vat. sir. 252 900 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

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  • f. 1r-2r Jacob of Sarug, On the Samaritan Woman (John 4:4-26)
  • f. 2r-3r Jacob of Sarug, On the woman who was bent over for eighteen years (Luke 13:11)
  • f. 3r-4r Jacob of Sarug, On the torrent that Ezekiel saw
  • f. 4r-6r St. Ephrem, A spiritual homily on War (elsewhere attributed to Jacob of Sarug, On Job)
  • f. 6r-11r Jacob of Sarug, On Uzziah the king and Isaiah the prophet
  • f. 11r-13r On Job (incipit illegible)
  • f. 13r-13r On Elijah the Prophet (incipit illegible)
  • f. 13r-16r Jacob of Sarug, On Elisha the prophet and the Shunammite woman (2 Kings 4) (incipit illegible)
  • f. 16r-19r Jacob of Sarug, On the Ark of the Covenant
  • f. 19r-22r Jacob of Sarug, On the circumcision of Moses (incipit illegible)
  • f. 22r-24r Jacob of Sarug, On Phineas
  • f. 24r-28r Jacob of Sarug, On Samson
  • f. 24r-28r Jacob of Sarug, On Samson
  • f. 28r-30r Jacob of Sarug, On Tamar
  • f. 30r-32r Jacob of Sarug, On Hosea the Prophet
  • f. 32r-37r Jacob of Sarug, On Sinai
  • f. 37r-40r Jacob of Sarug, On the veil of Moses
  • f. 40r-42r Jacob of Sarug, On Moses and Amalek
  • f. 42r-45r Jacob of Sarug, On the saying of Moses: Show me your glory (Ex 33:18)
  • f. 45r-48r Jacob of Sarug, On the Tower of Babel
  • f. 48r-49r Jacob of Sarug, On Melchizedek
  • f. 49r-52r Jacob of Sarug, On those two small birds (Leviticus 14) 
  • f. 52r-53r Jacob of Sarug, On those who way that angels had intercourse with the daughters of men
  • f. 53r-60r Jacob of Sarug, Four Homilies on Joseph
  • f. 60r-65v Jacob of Sarug, Four Homilies on Cain and Abel
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Vat. sir. 253 700 CE Syriac

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  • f. 1v-2r Colophon
  • f. 2v-167v Homiliary
    • f. 2ff St. John Chrysostom, Homily on the Annunciation
    • St. John Chrysostom, Homily on the Nativity of our Lord
    • f. 6 St. John Chrysostom, Homily on St. Stephen
    • f. 7 St. John Chrysostom, Homily on the Lights
    • f. 48 St. John Chrysostom, Homily on temptation of our Lord
    • f. 56 St. John Chrysostom, Homily on the festival of Hosannas according to Matthew
    • f. 59 Jacob or Sarug, Homily on the Festival of the Palms
    • f. 66 St. John Chrysostom, Homily on [the saying] "Father, if it is possible, take this cup from me"
    • f. 76 St. John Chrysostom, Homily on the treason of the Jews
    • f. 79 St. John Chrysostom, Homily on the Passion of the Lord
    • f. 81 St. John Chrysostom, Homily on the Cross and the Thief
    • f. 82 Jacob of Sarug, Homily on Holy Friday
    • f. 86 Proclus of Constantinople, Homily on the treason of the Jews
    • f. 90 St. John Chrysostom, Homily 85 on John
    • f. 91 St. John Chrysostom, Homily on the Resurrection of our Lord
    • f. 100 Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the Resurrection of our Lord
    • f. 105 Severus of Antioch, Homily on Pentecost
    • f. 108 St. John Chrysostom, Homily on the Cross, Adam, and Eve
    • f. 113 Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the Passion of our Lord
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Vat. sir. 464 pt. 1 1,234 CE Syriac
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  • IIr-IIIr French Table of Contents
  • f. 1r Fragment of a homily 
  • f. 1v-3r Syriac Table of Contents
  • f. 3v-19r Ephrem Syrus, Memre
    • f. 3v-6r On the Love of Wisdom
    • f. 6r-9v On Discipline
    • f. 9v-10v On Sleep
    • f. 11r-16r On Humility
    • f. 16r 19r On the Observance of Moral Behavior
  • f. 19r-45v Works of Mar Isaac
    • f. 19r-21v On Penitence
    • f. 21v-26v On Gentleness toward one's Brothers
    • f. 26v-37v On Sparrows
    • f. 37v-43v On Humility and Poverty
    • f. 43v-45v On the Hermits
  • f. 45v-63v Ephrem Syrus, Memre
    • f. 45v-48v On Purity of Heart
    • f. 48v-53v On the Conversion of the Soul
    • f. 54r-63v On Alex (cod. "John") son of Euphemianus
  • f. 63v-72r Isaac of Antioch, Memre
  • f. 72r-81r Ephrem Syrus, On the Conception of the Holy Virgin
  • f. 81r-98v Memre on David and Uriah in the meter of Ephrem Syrus, Jacob of Sarug, and Mar Balai
    • f. 81r-85r Ephrem Syrus
    • f. 85r-85v Jacob of Sarug
    • f. 85v-91r Ephrem Syrus
    • f. 91r-92r Mar Balai
    • f. 92r-92v Jacob of Sarug
    • f. 92v-98r Ephrem Syrus
    • f. 98r-98v Mar Balai
  • f. 98v-101v Isaac of Antioch, On privacy of thought
  • f. 101v-115v Ephrem Syrus, Memre
    • f. 101v-102v On the Outsiders
    • f. 102v-104v On Silence during Prayer
    • f. 104v-115v On Warnings
  • f. 115v-125v First part of Jacob of Sarug, Memre (continued in Vat. sir. 464 pt. 2)
Vat. sir. 464 pt.2 1,234 CE Syriac
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  • f. 126r-148v Second part of Jacob of Sarug, Memre (continued from Vat. sir. 464 pt. 1)
    • f. 126r-133r The second part of On Bassus and his Companions (continued from Vat. sir. 464 pt. 1)
    • f. 133r-136v On the Outsiders
    • f. 136v-148v On the Creation of Adam
  • f. 148v-154r Ephrem Syrus, On Humility
  • f. 154v Ephrem Syrus, A brief excerpt
  • f. 155r-246v First part of Jacob of Sarug, Memre (Continued on Vat. sir. 464 pt. 3)
    • f. 155r-156v On the Observance of Commandments
    • f. 156v Extract from a Homily by Jacob
    • f. 157r-157v On the Vision of Jacob
    • f. 157v-163v On the Consecration of the Church
    • f. 163v-174r On the Cherubim
    • f. 174r-184v On the Questions of our Lord
    • f. 184v-195v On Simeon the Stylite
    • f. 196r-205r On Joseph
    • f. 2054-224r On Jonah and Ninevah
    • f. 224r-228r On the Three Youths
    • f. 228r-238r On the Love of our Lord
    • f. 238r-243v On Fasting
    • f. 243v-246v The First part of On the Prodigal Son (Continued on Vat. sir. 464 pt. 3)
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Vat. sir. 464 pt. 3 1,234 CE Syriac
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  • f. 247r-274v Second part of Jacob of Sarug, Memre (continued from Vat. sir. 464 pt. 2)
    • f. 247r-258v Second part of On the Prodigal Son (continued from Vat. sir. 464 pt. 2)
    • f. 259r-265r On the Son of the Widow
    • f. 265r-274r On the Disavowal of St. Peter
  • f. 275r Ephrem Syrus, On the Crucifixion
  • f. 275r-348v Jacob of Sarug, Memre
    • f. 275r-287r On Constantine and the Council of Nicea
    • f. 287r-295v On the Man who Made a Feast for His Son
    • f. 295v-308r On Lazarus and the Rich Man
    • f. 308r-316r On the Rich Man and the Poor Man
    • f. 316v-325v On Discipline
    • f. 325v-335r On Discipline
    • f. 335r-348v On the Five Talents
  • f. 335r-348v Colophon
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 49 (SMMJ 00049) 1,600 CE Garshuni

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 2-9; SMC 2-9); Catalog entry in Baumstark 18*. Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • f. 1v-139v Anonymous, Lections gathered from the four gospels with commentaries. 
  • f. 140r-171v Pragsha, that is, a book that is a sort of collection of commentaries and discourses and canons of the Fathers 
    • f. 140r-144r Chapter 1, That God is eternal, pre-existent, invisible and omnipotent
    • f. 144rv Chapter 2, On the construction of the earthly church
    • f. 144v-145r Chapter 3, Concerning the eucharistic bread and wine
    • f. 145r-156r Chapter 4, Explanation of the office and the mass
    • f. 156r-157v Chapter 5, Concerning the priesthood
    • f. 157v-162r Chapter 6, On priests, deacons and penance
    • f. 162r-164r Chapter 7, concerning prayer
    • f. 164r-170r Translation of what has been mentioned in this chapter from Syriac and Arabic. A translation of the Sanctus and Trisagion, with commentary of the Fathers
    • f. 170r-171r On first fruits, votive offerings and tithes
  • f. 171r-197r A miscellany of stories, homilies, and short treatises 
    • f. 171r-172v The story of a merchant. This is an edifying tale of a God-fearing merchant who had a very beautiful wife.
    • f. 172v-174v A delightful portrayal from one of the authorities
    • f. 174v-177v A parable that the doctors of the Church set forth on the interpretation of the gospel. It is a story about a certain jeweler
    • f. 177v-183v St. Jacob of Sarug, Homily on charity
    • f. 183v-192v Anonymous, Discourse on Sunday
    • f. 193r-195v The commandments that our Lord ordered in his holy Gospel, there are 99
    • f. 195v-197r Seven prayers that are prescribed for us
  • f. 197r-222r Book of homilies delivered by Severus, more commonly known as Moshe bar Kepha 
    • f. 197r-201r First homily, on the consecration of the Church and her renewal
    • f. 201r-207r Second homily, On when the angel brought the good news to the priest Zechariah about the birth of John (the Baptist)
    • f. 207r-212r Third homily, On the annunciation of the angel Gabriel to the holy and pure St. Mary
    • f. 212r-217v Homily on the temptation by Satan of our Lord Jesus Christ
    • f. 217v-221r Homily on the leper whom our Lord cured of the affliction of leprosy
    • f. 221r-222r Homily read on the first Sunday of the blessed Fast
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 53 (SMMJ 00053) 1,413 CE Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 3-1; SMC 3-1); Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • f. 1r-247v Syrian Orthodox Lectionary Readings for feasts (Fenqīthō for the holy places of Jerusalem)
    • f. 1r Contents
    • f. 1v-38r Order of (services celebrated on the feast of the Nativity in) Bethlehem. Includes Biblical lections, sedros, prayers and four homilies by Mar Ishaq
    • f. 39r-63r Order of the feast of Epiphany. Two homilies of Mar Ishaq: On those being baptized, and on Baptism
    • f. 63r-80r Part of the order of Palm Sunday. Includes homily of St. Ephrem
    • f. 80r-97r Order of Monday of the redemptive Passion
    • f. 97r-122r Homilies of St. Ephrem for Monday to Thursday of the Passion
      • f. 97v-102v Monday
      • f. 102v-112r Tuesday
      • f. 112r-118r Wednesday
      • f. 118r-122r Thursday of the Mysteries
    • f. 122r-126r Order of the ninth hour of the Thursday of the Mysteries
    • f. 126v-135v Order of the (foot-)washing that comes at the ninth hour of the Thursday of the Mysteries. Includes a Homily of Mar Ishaq on the Mass
    • f. 135v-157v Order of vespers for Friday. Includes a homily of Mar Ephrem
    • f. 157v-166r Ninth hour of Friday. Adoration of the Cross.
    • f. 166r-197v Order of the Saturday of Good News. Includes Homily of Mar Jacob on the cherub and the brigand
    • f. 179v-184r Order of the Saturday of Good News.
    • f. 184r-186v Order of the service of forgiveness which is performed after the office of the ninth hour and before the mass
    • f. 186r-219v Order of the Sunday of the redemptive Resurrection. Includes two homilies of Mar Ephrem
    • f. 219v-235v The Order of the Annunciation, celebrated wherever Cyril and the restor of the lectors wish
    • f. 235v-247v Order of the Assumption of the holy Mother of God. Includes a homily of Mar Jacob on the Assumption of the Mother of God
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 184 (SMMJ 00184) 1,600 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 3-6; SMC 3-6). Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • f. 1r-4r Patriarch Cyril Ibn Laqlaq, Confession
  • f. 4v-22r St. John Chrysostom, Homily on repentance and on the reception of the divine mysteries
  • f. 22r-34r Mar Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the benefit of the Eucharist for the dead in the next world
  • f. 34r-39v St. John Chrysostom, Homily on the illustrious feastday of Palm Sunday
  • f. 39v-43r St. John Chrysostom, Homily on the Supper of the Mysteries and on the washing of the feet of the disciples
  • f. 43r-50v An exposition of the reason for the fast of Wednesday and Friday, its obligations and its benefit
  • f. 50v-54r Especially concerning the true faith, concerning the Unity and the Trinity, and concerning the [one] interior Church
  • f. 54r-57v
  • f. 57v-62r Sedro for the feast of the Ascension
  • f. 62r-69v Homily of Jacob of Sarug on the dispute of Satan with our Lord
  • f. 69v-75v Mar Jacob of Sarug, Homily the entry of Christ into the Temple on the arm of Simeon, the Old Man
  • f. 75v-78v Mar Ephrem, On the birth of John the Baptist
  • f. 79r-87v Mar Ephrem, On Mary and Joseph and the reproach they received from the Jews (Syriac and Garshuni in parallel columns)
  • f. 87v-92r Mar Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the resurrection of the dead (Syriac and Garshuni)
  • f. 92r-107v The story of Gabriel of the Monastery of Qartmin
  • f. 108r-197v Patriarch Cyrillus Ibn Laqlaq, The book of the master and the disciples, consisting of 22 articles
  • f. 198r-204v Mar Isaac, On the feast of the Annunciation
St. Thomas Syrian Catholic Church 74(6) 1,200 CE Syriac

See entry at CPART

  • Jacob of Sarug, Memre
St. Thomas Syrian Catholic Church 75(37) 1,671 CE Garshuni

See entry at CPART

  • Jacob of Sarug, Memre and Turgome

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