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This table searches all collections of Syriac and Garshuni manuscripts that are freely available online by key terms. Click any of the categorized menu items to narrow down your search. If you would like to sort the manuscripts by shelf-mark or date, or search by general keyword, see our other table here, which includes all the same manuscript data.

*The Approximate Date column is derived from the best available information for the manuscript. This is not asserted as a scholarly position on the dating of the manuscript. Instead, it is merely used here for the convenience of being able to sort all manuscripts by numerical date. The user should keep in mind that there may be considerable debate over the precise dating of the manuscript and should consult the manuscript repository and relevant scholarly literature for details.

Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
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 129; 3/22 (DIYR 00214) 1,800 CE Garshuni
  • Theological treatise
  • John Chrysostom, On Great Thursday
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on rejection of a sin
  • John Chrysostom, On Fasting
  • John Chrysostom, On the Apostle Paul
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 6/17; 23 (DIYR 00235) 1,635 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Burial service for laymen
  • Funeral Rite for women
  • Funeral rite for children
  • Dismissal Prayer
  • Blessing of the rings. First Service
  • Blessing of the rings. Second Service
  • Jacob of Sarug, homily on weakness and the deceased 
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 304 (DIYR 00239) 1,936 CE Garshuni, Turkish
  • Ephrem Syrus, On a third day after the burial 
  • Jacob of Sarug, On the sevent day after the burial 
  • Jacob of Sarug, On the fortieth day after the burial 
  • Readings from the gospels and Pauline epistles
  • Burial service for a layman
  • Burial service for women
  • Burial service for children
  • Burial service for priests, deacons, and monks
  • Homily for a deceased (Turkish)
  • Readings from the Gospels and Pauline Epistles (Turkish)
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 135; 241 (DIYR 00241) 1,907 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Readings from the Gospels and Pauline Epistles
  • Jacob of Sarug, on the Destruction of Amid
  • The Life of Ephrem
  • Book of the Fox
  • Summary of the Garden of the Monks
  • Testimonies on behalf of the old Syrians concerning the faith in Christ
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 242; 7/13; 279 (DIYR 00242) 1,707 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Homily
  • John Chrysostom, On repentance
  • On repentance
  • Story of the Forty Martyrs
  • On repentance
  • John Chrysostom, On mercy
  • Ephrem Syrus, On repentance
  • Homily on the Holy Lent that is recited every day in the church
  • George, Bishop of the Arabs, Homily on Dying, the world and the soul's exit from the body
  • Story of St. Gregory
  • Basil, Bishop of Caesarea, About a swimmer in springs and streams
  • Moses' conversation on Mt. Sinai
  • Letter that fell from heaven
  • Story of John of the Golden Gospel
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on repentance that is recited during the days of the Lent
  • Story of St. Gregory
  • Martyrdom of Barbara and Juliana
  • Story of righteous Job
  • Story of Anba Cyrus
  • Story of St. Michael
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi (DIYR 00252) 1,752 CE Syriac
  • Funeral rites for priests, deacons, and monks
  • Funeral rites for laymen
  • Funeral rites for women
  • Funeral rites for children and infants
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the burial of priests
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 265 (DIYR 00265) 1,902 CE Garshuni, Syriac, Turkish
  • Anaphora of Severus of Antioch (Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Canticles and Quqlions (Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily (Syriac)
  • A chant (Syriac)
  • Prayers (Syriac)
  • Readings from the Pauline Epistles (Syriac)
  • Canticle for Nativity (Garshuni, Syriac, Turkish)
  • Canticle for the Presentation of Our Lord (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for Palm Sunday (Garshuni)
  • Liturgical chants (Syriac)
  • Canticles for Great Friday (Garshuni, Syriac, Turkish)
  • Liturgical proclamations (Syriac)
  • Canticles for Easter, etc. (Garshuni, Syriac, Turkish)
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 268 (DIYR 00268) 1,865 CE Garshuni, Syriac, Turkish
  • \Table of Contents
  • Reading from the Gospel of Matthew (Turkish)
  • Reading from one of Paul's Epistles to the Corinthians (Turkish)
  • Ephrem Syrus, On the third day after the burial (Garshuni)
  • Jacob of Sarug, On the seventh day after the burial (Garshuni)
  • Jacob of Sarug, On the fortieth day after the burial (Garshuni)
  • Readings from the Gospels and Pauline Epistles (Garshuni)
  • Prooemion (Syriac)
  • Burial rite for laymen (Syriac, Garshuni)
  • Burial rite for women (Garshuni)
  • Burial rite for children (Garshuni)
  • Burial rite for priests and deacons (Garshuni)
  • Readings from the Gospels and Pauline Epistles (Garshuni)
  • Ephrem Syrus, Homily for the dead (Garshuni)
  • Readings from the Gospels and Pauline Epistles (Turkish)
  • Liturgical Chants (Syriac)
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 42; 6/5 (DIYR 00292) 1,400 CE Syriac
  • Funeral rite for priests
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the burial of Aaron the Priest
  • Ephrem of Nisibis, Homily 
  • Funeral Rite for Believers
  • Runeral Rite for women
  • Funeral Rite for children
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily upon dying children and infants
  • Ephrem Syrus, Homily on the benediction of the table
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the deceased

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