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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
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
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 426 1,545 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Assemani 68; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Jacob of Sarug, Epistle to Samuel, the Abbot of the Monastery of St. Isaac, on the Trinity and the Incarnation of the Word
  • Syriac sermons against unleavened bread
  • Disputation on the religion of Christianity and the the Muhammadan sect 
  • Aristotle, Philosophy, Thrid book on the soul
  • Life of the holy Terbo
  • Processional rites
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 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)
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