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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

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  • 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
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Vat. sir. 107 700 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

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  • f. 1r-7v John, Bishop of Constantinople, Memra on that which is said by the prophet Jeremiah: "Lord, his way is not in the hand of man."
  • f. 7v-14v John, Bishop of Constantinople, On those who receive the seal of baptism
  • f. 15r-20v John, Bishop of Constantinople, Memra on the same subject
  • f. 20v-28v John, Bishop of Constantinople, On that which the apostle said: "A man has his wife through fornication."
  • f. 28v-32v John, Bishop of Constantinople, Memra on "If your brother sins against you, deal with it between you and him."
  • f. 32v-54v [Contents unclear]
  • f. 54v-56r John, Bishop of Constantinople, Description of the passion of our Lord
  • f. 56v-59r Jacob of Sarug, Letter to Stephen Bar-Sudayli
  • f. 59r-62v Philoxenus, Bishop of Hierapolis, Letter to Abraham on Stephen Bar-Sudali
  • f. 63r-64r St. Cyril, Letter to Rabbula the bishop
  • f. 64r St. Cyril, fragments of a letter, written in the synod of the Ephesian fathers to Nestorius
  • f. 64v-65r Letter of Paphnut to Moses Aghelesem/Aglaya
  • f. 65r-66r Moses Aghelensis, response to the letter of Paphnut
  • f. 66r-70v St. Cyril the Patriarch of Alexandria, On Creation Glaphyrorum
  • f. 71r-71v Apostolic canons
  • f. 71v-72r Apostolic constitution by Hippolytus
  • f. 72r-72v On the first fruits and tithing
  • f. 72v-76v Maxims of Paul the apostle
  • f. 76v-79v Ecclesiastical constitutions
  • f. 80r-113v Dionysius the Areopagite, Celestial hierarchy, Ecclesiastical hierarchy, on divine names, mysstical theology, with an anonymous Syriac commentary
  • f. 114r-134v Peter of Callinicum, Against Damian
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Vat. sir. 544 1,712 CE Armenian (in Syriac Script), Syriac
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  • f. 1r-4v Various pieces in diverse hands
  • f. 5r-9r Ba'utha of Mar Ephrem
  • f. 9v-12v Ba'utha of Jacob of Sarug (Armenian in Syriac Script)
  • f. 13r-14v Prayers
  • f. 15r-17v Excerpts form Jacob of Sarug and Mar Ephrem
  • f. 17v-19v Verses for the celebrations before the Gospel
  • f. 19v-20v Ba'utha of Jacob of Sarug
  • f. 20v-24v Table of incipits
  • f. 25r-33v Ba'utha of Jacob of Sarug
  • f. 34r-34v Prayer
  • f. 34v-96r Shhimo
  • f. 96r-107r Prayers for Various Circumstances
  • f. 107r-145v Various prayers and gospel pericopes (In another hand)
  • f. 146r-147v Pages of another manuscript wiith ascetic content
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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
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)
Mosul, Iraq, Mar Behnam (Monastery) (MBM 00426) 1,805 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Jacob of Sarug
    • Psalms and prayers
    • Commentary by Jacob of Sarug
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00398) 1,583 CE Arabic, Latin, Persian, Syriac

See Scher's note on Diyarbakir 95

  • f. 1v-5v Homily for the blessed brethren (Syriac)
  • f. 5v-13v Homily on Repentance (Syriac)
  • f. 15v Story about a monk from Najran (Arabic)
  • f. 16v-53r Gregory bar Hebraeus, On Perfection with additions and commentaries by Khamis bar Qardahe and Īsho'yahb bar Mqaddam (Syriac)
  • f. 53v-55v Ode on the soul, with commentary by Khamis bar Qardahe (Syriac)
  • f. 56r-75r Khamis bar Qardahe, Homilies (Syriac)
  • f. 76v-77r Isho'yahb bar Malkon, Book of Instruction (Syriac) 
  • f. 78v-144v Homily on Rabban Hormizd (Syriac)
  • f. 147v-160v 'Onitha: Pearl of Knowledge (Syriac)
  • f. 172v-182v 'Onitha for the commemoration of Yuliṭa and her son (Syriac)
  • f. 183v-197v 'Abdishō' of Gazarta, Homily on the homonyms (Syriac)
  • f. 198r-203v Riddles (Syriac)
  • f. 204r-204v 'Abdisho' of Gazarta, Turgama of Cyriacus (Syriac)
  • f. 205r-208v Homily of Rogation (Syriac)
  • f. 208v-212v 'Abdisho' of Gazarta, Dismissal prayers in strophes  (Syriac)
  • f. 212v-216v 'Abdisho' of Gazarta, Poems (Syriac)
  • f. 216v-217v Homily about bad time (Syriac)
  • f. 218r-222r Ephrem Syrus, Sermon on Reprehension V (Syriac)
  • f. 223r-227r Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the mysteries of our Lord in the Old Testament (Syriac)
  • f. 227v-232v Credo of the true Orthodox (Syriac)
  • f. 232v-233v Credo of Isho'panaḥ, who was accused of drinking the poison of paganism (Syriac)
  • f. 234v-243r Excerprs from various canonical texts on the election of a patriarch and his rights (Syriac)
  • f. 243v-245r Khamis bar Qardahe, Brief note on heresies and on the pagan gods that were abolished through the coming of Christ (Latin, Persian, Syriac)
  • f. 245v-246v Homily that awakens and exhorts and incites penitents (Syriac)
  • f. 247r-248r Homily about a Syrian Orthodox Patriarch (Syriac)
  • f. 248r-256r 'Abdisho' of Gazarta, Poems (Syriac)
  • f. 256r-258r Riddles (Syriac)
  • f. 258r-266v Poems (Syriac)
  • f. 267r-274v Disputation between a monk of Bet Ḥale and an Arab notable (Syriac)
  • f. 274v-277v On the Trinity (in questions and answers) and other liturgical matters (Syriac)
  • f. 278r-280r Names of the prophets (Syriac)
  • f. 280r-281r On the cities of pagan kingdoms (Syriac)
  • f. 281v-299r Isho'dad of Merv, Excerpts from the Commentary on the New Testament (Syriac)
  • f. 299r-310v Questions on the Pentateuch (Syriac)
  • f. 310v-312v On the barbarious nations that do not know writing and god (Syriac)
  • f. 313r-334v Computus and other astronomical and historical reckonings (Syriac)
  • f. 335v-344v Rite of reception of an ordained bishop
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

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