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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Vat. sir. 92 823 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani and in CPART

  • Binding
  • f. 1r-28v Ephrem, thirty-one Qole on the Deceased
  • f. 28v-31r Five Litanies (Gk. sunapte)
    • ​​a. for priests
    • b. for deacons
    • c. - e. for laity
  • f. 31r-48r Ephrem, Madrashe on the Deceased I-XXXVII
  • f. 48r-59r Ephrem, Memre on the Deceased I-IV
  • f. 59r-61r Isaac of Antioch, Memra on Deceased Priests and Deacons
  • f. 61r-66r Ephrem, Memre on the Deceased V-VII
  • f. 66v-79r Isaac of Antioch, Memre on the Deceased II-IX
  • f. 79v-90v Ephrem, Memre on the Dceased VIII-XIV
  • f. 90v-91v Isaac of Antioch, Memra on [Deceased] Youths
  • f. 91v-117v Jacob of Sarug, Memre on the Deceased I-XIII
  • f. 118r-123r Anonymous, Buya'e on the Deceased I-III
  • f. 123r-123v Ephrem, Madrasha on all the Deceased
  • f. 123v-130r Scriptural readings for deceased Bishops, Priests, and Deacons
  • Binding 
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 35; 6/2 (DIYR 00032) 1,187 CE Syriac
  • Funeral Rites
  • Homilies of Ephrem of Nisibis, Jacob of Sarug, and Isaac of Antioch, selected for the deceased
  • Supplications for the archpriests, priests, and monks written by the holy doctors
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 133 (DIYR 00181) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Selection from a service
  • Ephrem Syrus, Service on a third day after burial
  • Jacob of Sarug, Service on the seventh day after the burial
  • Jacob of Sarug, Service on the fortieth day after the burial
  • When a priest or deacon dies
  • Service
  • Selection from Paul's Epistle to the Corinthians 
  • Five burial services for laymen
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 (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 268 (DIYR 00268) 1,865 CE Garshuni, Syriac, Turkish
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  • 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
Harvard MS Syr 85 1,100 CE Syriac

Catalog Entry

  • Order for the burial of priests, including eight services, and lections and memre of Ephrem and Jacob (f. 10-59r, incomplete at the beginning)
  • Order of burial for laymen (4 services), women (4), nuns (2) and children (4) (58r-114v)
  • Memre in the names of Ephrem, Isaac, and Jacob (114v-146, incomplete at the end). The other leaves come from at least three mss.: two of burial services (4-5 and 6-9, all paper) and the other of unidentified services (1-3, 147-150, all vellum).