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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 51 (SMMJ 00051) 900 CE Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 2-1; SMC 2-1). Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • f. 1r-222v [Fenqitho] Hymnary for Sundays and feasts, for the Fast and for commemorations
    • f. 1r-4v Nativity
    • f. 4v-11v Mother of God
    • f. 11v-17r (Mt. 2:16-18)
    • f. 17r-20v Saints Basil and Gregory
    • f. 20b-27b Epiphany
    • f. 27v-42v Sundays after Epiphany
    • f. 42v-47v Beheading of John the Baptist
    • f. 47v-52r St. Stephen
    • f. 52r-58r [Presentation of Christ in the Temple]
    • f. 58v-61v St. Barsauma
    • f. 61v-66r St. Severus of Antioch
    • f. 66r-69r Sunday before the Fast, the Sunday of the Priests
    • f. 69r-127r Sundays and weekdays of the Fast. 
      • f. 77r-78r St. Ephrem
      • f. 115v-124v Forty Martyrs of Sebaste
      • f. 124v-127r Raising of Lazarus
    • f. 127r-131r Palm Sunday
    • f. 131r-135v Monday through Wednesday of Passion Week
    • f. 135v-145r Thursday of Passion Week, including ff. 144r-145r, the service of footwashing
    • f. 145r-148v Friday of Passion Week
    • f. 148v-151r Saturday of Good Titings
    • f. 151r-155v Easter Sunday [Pascha]
    • f. 155v-180v Eastertie liturgy in the other seven tones
    • f. 180v-184r New Sunday
    • f. 184r-187v Ascension Thursday
    • f. 187v-191v Pentecost
    • f. 191v-194r Holy Cross
    • f. 194r-195v The Prophet Elijah
    • f. 195v-197v The Apostle Thomas
    • f. 197v-198r The Apostles in common
    • f. 198r-201r St. Jacob of Sarug
    • f. 201r-203r Saints Sergius and Bacchus
    • f. 203r-205r St. Barbara
    • f. 205r-207v St. George
    • f. 207v-210r Patron Saint
    • f. 210r-213v Common office of the Mother of God, the Saints and the departed
    • f. 213v-222v Common offices in the other seven tones
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
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 71 1,340 CE Syriac

See entry for Assemani 36; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Offices for feast days
  • Jacob of Sarug, hymns
  • Ephrem Syrus, hymn 49, on the saints and the departed
  • Order of the blessing of the waters
  • Order of the blessing of the oil
  • Order of the entrance
  • Order of the washing of the feet
  • Order of the commemoration of the cross
  • Order of forgiveness and pardon
  • Order of the mass and rubrics
  • Order of the reception of heretics and apostates
  • Order of confession
  • Order of the reception of public sinners
  • Prayers and absolutions for all general sins
  • Prayers and benedictions