Digitized Manuscripts: Faceted Search

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*The Approximate Date column is derived from the best available information for the manuscript. This is not asserted as a scholarly position on the dating of the manuscript. Instead, it is merely used here for the convenience of being able to sort all manuscripts by numerical date. The user should keep in mind that there may be considerable debate over the precise dating of the manuscript and should consult the manuscript repository and relevant scholarly literature for details.

Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
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
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 409a 1,656 CE Arabic, Syriac

See entries for Assemani 46, Assemani 47, and Assemani 48; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Assemani 46
    • Georgio Amirae, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch
      • Calendar for the Ecclesiastical year
      • Rules for finding Pascha
    • Ananias Xenaia, song about himself
  • Assemani 47
    • Maronite Missal
    • Anaphora of John the Evangelist
  • Assemani 48
    • Jacobite Ecclesiastical calendar
    • John Chrysostom, Exposition on Psalm 6
    • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Commentary on Luke
    • Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Constantine the Faithful Emperor
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 409b 1,656 CE Arabic, Syriac

See entries for Assemani 46Assemani 47, and Assemani 48; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Assemani 46
    • Georgio Amirae, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch
      • Calendar for the Ecclesiastical year
      • Rules for finding Pascha
    • Ananias Xenaia, song about himself
  • Assemani 47
    • Maronite Missal
    • Anaphora of John the Evangelist
  • Assemani 48
    • Jacobite Ecclesiastical calendar
    • John Chrysostom, Exposition on Psalm 6
    • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Commentary on Luke
    • Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Constantine the Faithful Emperor
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 409c 1,656 CE Arabic, Syriac

See entries for Assemani 46Assemani 47, and Assemani 48; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Assemani 46
    • Georgio Amirae, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch
      • Calendar for the Ecclesiastical year
      • Rules for finding Pascha
    • Ananias Xenaia, song about himself
  • Assemani 47
    • Maronite Missal
    • Anaphora of John the Evangelist
  • Assemani 48
    • Jacobite Ecclesiastical calendar
    • John Chrysostom, Exposition on Psalm 6
    • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Commentary on Luke
    • Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Constantine the Faithful Emperor
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
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00483) 1,511 CE Syriac
  • f. 1r-108r 'Onitha on Rabban Hormizd
  • f. 108v-115r 'Onitha on Mār Khodahwi
  • f. 116r-132v Ephrem Syrus, Homily on the Last Days and the accomplishment, and on Gog and Magog, and about the false Messiah
  • f. 133r-141v Homily 
  • f. 142r-153v Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the Last Judgment, the Kingdom, and Gehenna
  • f. 154r-163v Gewargīs Wardā, 'Onitha for Monday of the Rogation of the Ninevites
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 189; 3/23 (DIYR 00134) 1,800 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Prayers
  • Life of John the Baptist
  • Shem'ūn II, poem
  • Shem'ūn II, poems
  • John of Sbīrīnō, poems
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Poem on wisdom
  • Lamentations
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily
  • Ignatius Marcus bar Qīqī, Homily on himself
  • Poem on the capture of Tur Abdin
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Poems
  • Our Father
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, On the Love of Learning
  • Jacob 'Urdansaya, Homily on the disturbance of the present time
  • Shem'ūn II, Poems
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 60; 1/28 (DIYR 00136) 1,582 CE Garshuni, Syrac
  • Psalter (Syriac Rite, Western)
  • Nicene Creed
  • Prayers
  • Ephrem Syrus, Homily on learning
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on admonition and on the deceased
  • Ignatius bar Ṭlōyō, Homily 
  • Alexander Romance
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

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