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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
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
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00345) 1,678 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 1v-12v Rite of consecration of water on the day of Nativity (Garshuni)
  • f. 13v-23r John Chrysostom, Homily on approaching the Holy Mysteries (Garshuni)
  • f. 23r-34v John Chrysostom, Homily on Judas's betrayal of Christ (Garshuni)
  • f. 34v-44r Epiphanius, Bishop of Constantia in Cyprus, Homily on the Burial of Christ (Garshuni)
  • f. 44r-51r Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the Baptism of Jesus Christ (Garshuni)
  • f. 51r-63r John Chrysostom, Homily on the Lord's dispute with Satan (Garshuni)
  • f. 63r-70r Ephrem Syrus, Homily (Garshuni)
  • f. 70v-73r Ephrem Syrus, Homily on the Cross (Garshuni)
  • f. 73r-78v Ephrem Syrus, Homily on old age and youth (Garshuni)
  • f. 78v-80r Ephrem Syrus, Homily on repentance (Garshuni)
  • f. 80r-83v Ephrem Syrus, Homily on Judas's betrayal of Christ
  • f. 83v-109r Homily for Palm Sunday (Garshuni)
  • f. 109v-117v John Chrysostom, Homily on the commandment of the Great Day (Garshuni)
  • f. 117v-123r Jacob of Sarug, Homily on rejection of a sin and necessity of fasting and almsgiving (Garshuni)
  • f. 123r-130r Ephrem Syrus, Homily on Repentance (Garshuni)
  • f. 130r-134r Ephrem Syrus, Homily on the resurrection and the soul's departure from the body (Garshuni)
  • f. 134r-138r Ephrem Syrus, Homily on Repentance and the Last Judgment (Garshuni)
  • f. 138v-141r Ephrem Syrus, Homily on Love and Repentance (Garshuni)
  • f. 141r-147v Ephrem Syrus, Homily that is recited on the second day of the fifth week of Lent (Garshuni)
  • f. 147v-151v Homily recited on the third day of the fourth week of Lent (Garshuni)
  • f. 151v-157v John Chrysostom, Homily on repentance (Garshuni)
  • f. 157v-162r Homily (Garshuni)
  • f. 162r-166v Homily for the feast of Pentecost (Garshuni)
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00354) 1,682 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1r-97r Psalter
  • f. 97r-108v Canticles of Praise
  • f. 109r-113r Homily 
  • f. 113r-119r John Chrysostom, Homily on repentance, love, and faith
  • f. 119r-126r John Chrysostom, Homily on Psalm 6
  • f. 127r-131v Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the Holy Mysteries, Confession, and repentance
  • f. 132r-137v John Chrysostom, Homily on repentance and the rebuke of the soul
  • f. 137v-142v Ephrem Syrus, Homily on the End and the punishment of the world
  • f. 142v-155v Basil of Caesarea, Homily on repentance, on poor Lazarus and the rich man
  • f. 155v-163v John Chrysostom, Homily on the first day of creation
  • f. 163v-169r Jacob of Sarug, Homily on repentance and for baptism
  • f. 169r-173r Gregory Nazianzus, Homily on the Nativity of our Lord
  • f. 173r-178v John Chrysostom, Homily on the Ten Virgins
  • f. 178v-183r John Chrysostom, Homily on Abraham and Isaac, when he took his son to sacrifice him
  • f. 183r-194v John Chrysostom, Homily on Judas's betrayal of Christ
  • f. 194v-202r John Chrysostom, Homily on Peter's denial of Jesus
  • f. 202r-207v John Chrysostom, Homily on the Lord's words, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass by me"
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00366) 1,700 CE Arabic, Gashuni
  • f. 2r-4v Rite for the consecration of water according to the Roman Catholic Church
  • f. 5r-24r Prayer for scapular of our Lady of Mount Carmel and on indulgences
  • f. 25r-28r Homily  
  • f. 28r-32r John Chrysostom, Homily on the Nativity of Our Lord
  • f. 32v-36r John Chrysostom, Homily on the beheading of John the Baptist
  • f. 36r-44v Cyril of Alexandria, Homily for the Sunday before Lent
  • f. 44v-50r John Chrysostom, homily on fasting, prayer and alms
  • f. 50r-55r Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the rejection of sin, and the necessity of fasting, prayer and alms
  • f. 55r-60r Ephrem syrus, Homily on Repentance
  • f. 60r-71r Basil of Caesarea, Homily on Repentance
  • f. 71r-75v John Chrysostom, Homily on Repentance
  • f. 76r-77v John Chrysostom, Homily on Repentance
Sachau 220; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 28 800 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 220

  • Syrian Orthodox Homiliary; For an ordered breakdown, see the Sachau entry above
    • Basil, f. 9
    • Gregory Nazianzus, f. 3, 4, 26, 28
    • Gregory of Nyssa, f. 6
    • Epiphanius, f. 17
    • John Chrysostom, f. 8, 9, 12, 13, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 41, 43, 47
    • Cyril of Alexandria, f. 13, 15, 17, 49, 50
    • Proclus of Constantinople, f. 40, 41
    • Jacob of Sarug, f. 10, 11, 29
    • Severus of Antioch, f. 10-12, 24, 26, 35, 43, 48
    • Pantoleon Presbyter Byzantinus, f. 48
    • Theodotus the bishop of Ancyra, f. 6
    • Antipater of Bostra, f. 29
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 409a 1,656 CE Arabic, Syriac

See entries for Assemani 46, Assemani 47, and Assemani 48; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Assemani 46
    • Georgio Amirae, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch
      • Calendar for the Ecclesiastical year
      • Rules for finding Pascha
    • Ananias Xenaia, song about himself
  • Assemani 47
    • Maronite Missal
    • Anaphora of John the Evangelist
  • Assemani 48
    • Jacobite Ecclesiastical calendar
    • John Chrysostom, Exposition on Psalm 6
    • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Commentary on Luke
    • Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Constantine the Faithful Emperor
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 409b 1,656 CE Arabic, Syriac

See entries for Assemani 46Assemani 47, and Assemani 48; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Assemani 46
    • Georgio Amirae, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch
      • Calendar for the Ecclesiastical year
      • Rules for finding Pascha
    • Ananias Xenaia, song about himself
  • Assemani 47
    • Maronite Missal
    • Anaphora of John the Evangelist
  • Assemani 48
    • Jacobite Ecclesiastical calendar
    • John Chrysostom, Exposition on Psalm 6
    • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Commentary on Luke
    • Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Constantine the Faithful Emperor
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 409c 1,656 CE Arabic, Syriac

See entries for Assemani 46Assemani 47, and Assemani 48; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Assemani 46
    • Georgio Amirae, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch
      • Calendar for the Ecclesiastical year
      • Rules for finding Pascha
    • Ananias Xenaia, song about himself
  • Assemani 47
    • Maronite Missal
    • Anaphora of John the Evangelist
  • Assemani 48
    • Jacobite Ecclesiastical calendar
    • John Chrysostom, Exposition on Psalm 6
    • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Commentary on Luke
    • Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Constantine the Faithful Emperor
Vat. sir. 199 1,545 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Life of St. Maron
  • Homily on Penitence
  • Story of the three holy Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
  • Death of Isaac the patriarch
  • Death of Jacob the patriarch
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the thief
  • Life of St. Alexei
  • History of St. Abdulmasih
  • Lives of Ss. Sergius and Bacchus
  • Life of St. Marina
  • Life of St. Susanna
  • On Isaac, the son of Abraham the Patriarch
  • Life of St. John
  • Life of Paul
  • On St. Abba Ammon
  • On the Seven children of Ephesus
  • Life of St. Cyril
  • Life of St. Martinianus the Anchorite
  • Life of St. Archelidos
  • History of the Holy Apostles, Peter and Paul
  • Homily on Penitence
  • Life of St. Dionysius the Aereopagite
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on Constantine the great
  • Life of St. Simon
  • Life of Ahiqar the sage
  • Fables of Shaddad, son of 'Addi and Solomon, son of David
  • Letter from heaven given by Athanasius Patriarch of Alexandria
  • History of the conception and nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary by her mother Anna
  • Narration of bribery
  • Fable of a certain prince
  • Homily of St. Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria
  • Questions and answers
  • History of Pontius Pilate
  • Apostolic Constitutions
  • Homily of St. John Chrysostom
  • Ephrem Syrus, On wrestling with the Devil
  • Prayer for the sick and penitential