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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 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
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi (DIYR 00135) 1,800 CE Garshuni
  • Ephrem Syrus, Homily
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily
  • New Testament Lectionary (Syriac Rite)
  • Prooemia and Sedrē
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 (DIYR 00291) 1,728 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Prayers, Prooemia, Sedrē
  • Anaphora of Jacob, the Lord's Brother
  • Selection from a Liturgical Text
  • Readings from the Gospels, prooemia, Sedrē
  • Anaphora of Jacob, the Lord's Brother
  • Anaphora of John the Evangelist
  • Anaphora of Julius of Rome
  • Anaphora of Eustathius of Antioch
  • Anaphora of John of Nisibis
  • Anaphora of Ignatius of Antioch
  • Anaphora of Jacob Burd'oyo
  • Anaphora of Marutha of Tagrit
  • Anaphora of Philoxenus of Mabbug
  • Dismissal Prayers of Mor Jacob
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi (DIYR 00295) 1,800 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Service before the Mass; Readings; Prooemia; Sedrē
  • Small Anaphora of Jacob, the Lord's Brother
  • Anaphora of John of Ḥarran
  • Anaphora of Xystus of Rome
  • Anaphora of Jacob from the Monastery of Mor Ḥannanyo
  • Anaphora of Julius of Rome
  • Anaphora of Mushe bar Kepha
  • Dismissal Prayer of Mor Jacob
  • Dismissal Prayer of Mor Ephrem