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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 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 00340) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 3r-26r Basil of Caesarea, Homily on Easter, Good Friday, and on the departure of the soul from the body
  • f. 27r-28r Collection of Proverbs
  • f. 28v-30v Chronological calculations
  • f. 32v-68v Life of St. Gregory
  • f. 68v-74r Story of Susanna
  • f. 74v-80r Miracles of the Virgin Mary
  • f. 80v-81r Ephrem Syrus, Homily 
  • f. 81v-87r John Chrysostom, On Repentance
  • f. 87v-95v Moses' conversation on Mt. Sinai
  • f. 97r-100v Life of Mar Isaac
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)
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00013) 1,719 CE Garshuni, Syriac, Turkish
  • f. 1r Two Short Poems (Syriac)
  • f. 2v-6r Three blessings (Garshuni)
  • f. 7v-75v Arabian Nights, Stories from Thousand and One Nights (Garshuni)
  • f. 76r-81v Poem (Garshuni)
  • f. 83r-103r On Armenians, the Council of Chalcedon, and the doctrine of Leo (Garshuni)
  • f. 104r-108r On the Carmelites, and the scapular that the Virgin bestowed upon the monks (Garshuni)
  • f. 108v-109v On the virtue of humility (Garshuni)
  • f. 110r-120r John Chrysostom, that it is not right to mourn more than is proper for the departed (Garshuni)
  • f. 120v-124v Admonition (Turkish)
  • f. 124v-125r Hymn (Turkish)
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 242; 7/13; 279 (DIYR 00242) 1,707 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Homily
  • John Chrysostom, On repentance
  • On repentance
  • Story of the Forty Martyrs
  • On repentance
  • John Chrysostom, On mercy
  • Ephrem Syrus, On repentance
  • Homily on the Holy Lent that is recited every day in the church
  • George, Bishop of the Arabs, Homily on Dying, the world and the soul's exit from the body
  • Story of St. Gregory
  • Basil, Bishop of Caesarea, About a swimmer in springs and streams
  • Moses' conversation on Mt. Sinai
  • Letter that fell from heaven
  • Story of John of the Golden Gospel
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on repentance that is recited during the days of the Lent
  • Story of St. Gregory
  • Martyrdom of Barbara and Juliana
  • Story of righteous Job
  • Story of Anba Cyrus
  • Story of St. Michael
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 139 (SMMJ 00139) 1,866 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • fol. 1r-5r Confession of faith made by the Armenians and Jacobites (Garshuni)
  • fol. 5v-140v Sāwīrus ibn al-Muqaffa', Precious Pearl (Garshuni)
  • fol. 140v-148r Cyril of Alexandria, Twelve Chapters (Garshuni)
  • fol. 148v-153v Interpretation of Gregory's twelve chapters of faith (Garshuni)
  • fol. 155r-229v Gīwargīs, Bishop of al-Bsheriyyeh, Theological work (Garshuni)
  • fol. 229v-248r John Chrysostom, Commentary on the ten commandments (Garshuni)
  • fol. 251v-256r Michael I, Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria, Confession of the faith (Garshuni)
  • fol. 257r-259r Hippocrates, On creation of man and his four natures
  • fol. 259r-261v Bible, Proverbs (selections) (Syriac)
  • fol. 261v-262v Book of Theology, part 4 (Garshuni)
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 159 (SMMJ 00159) 1,700 CE Arabic, Garshuni, Syriac

​Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • Theological miscellany
    • Includes Questions and answers by John Chrysostom, fol. 3v-46v; Syriac-Arabic and Greek-Syriac vocabularies, fol. 46v-55v; hymns and poems by ʻAbdīshōʻ of Gazarta, ʿAbdīshōʿ of Ātēl, Abrāhām of Bēth Slōk, and Israel of Alqosh; homily on fasting and on the Pentateuch by Ephrem of Nisibis, fol. 138v-139r
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 169 (SMMJ 00169) 1,781 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • fol. 1r-135v Homilies (Syriac, Garshuni)
    • Includes homilies by Michael the Syrian, John Chrysostom, Ephrem of Nisibis, Jacob of Serugh, Gregory of Nyssa, Basil of Caesarea, and Epiphanius of Constantia in Cyprus
  • fol. 136v-145r Story of Saint Michael in Dayr al-Samaka at the gate of Mardin (Garshuni)
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 170 (SMMJ 00170) 1,596 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • Includes texts by Isaac of Nineveh, Ephrem of Nisibis, Basil of Caesarea, John Chrysostom, Jacob of Serugh, Athanasius of Alexandria, Gregory of Nyssa, Cyril of Alexandria, Epiphanius of Constantia, and Bar Hebraeus. Narratives in the collection include story of a penitent demon and some monks, fol. 189v-192r; story of the merchant and his wife, fol. 235v-236v
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 172 (SMMJ 00172) 1,905 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • fol. 6r-8r Priest's homilies. Chapter 16 (Garshuni)
  • fol. 8v-73r Shukr Allah of Aleppo, Maphrian of Malabar, Homilies (Syriac, Garshuni)
  • fol. 73-78v Abba Macarius, Discovery of how the soul departs from the body (Garshuni)
  • fol. 78v-82v John Chrysostom, Homily (Garshuni)
  • fol. 82v-103 John Chrysostom, Homily on repentance and receiving the divine mysteries (Garshuni)
  • fol. 103v-105v Story of the merchant and his wife (Garshuni)
  • fol. 105v-107r Parables to be read in the Church (Garshuni)
  • fol. 107r-112r Commentary on the Lord's Prayer (Garshuni)
  • fol. 112v-124r Readings on the Sufferings of the Lord (Garshuni)
  • fol. 124r-132r Homily on a widower (Garshuni)
  • fol. 132r-134v On the Jewel (Garshuni)

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