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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Vat. sir. 122 769 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

  • Binding
  • pp. 1-128 Works of St. Mark the Monk
    • pp. 1-19 Second Sermon
    • pp. 19-26 Third Sermon
    • pp. 26-46 Fourth Sermon
    • pp. 46-83 Fifth Sermon
    • pp. 83-101 Sixth Sermon
    • pp. 101-128 Seventh Sermon
  • pp. 128-192 Works of Isaiah of Gaza
    • pp. 128-133 First Sermon
    • pp. 133-135 The twelve peddlers who sat here said these things
    • pp. 135-139 How the brothers each refrained from supporting themselves
    • pp. 139 On Humility
    • pp. 139-141 Rules to those who renounce the world
    • pp. 141-150 On those things which one hears and sees among the elders
    • pp. 150-157 On perfection
    • pp. 157-165 On Impassibility
    • pp. 165-181 On Impassibility
    • pp. 181-192 On the cognitive faculties
  • pp. 192-235 Works of Macarius the Egyptian
    • pp. 192-205 First Sermon
    • pp. 205-212 Second Sermon
    • pp. 212-221 Third Sermon
    • pp. 221-224 First Epistle
    • pp. 224-226 Second Epistle
    • pp. 226-227 Third Epistle
    • pp. 227-228 Fourth Epistle
    • pp. 228-230 Fifth Epistle
    • pp. 230-231 Sixth Epistle
    • pp. 231-233 Seventh Epistle
    • pp. 233-235 Eighth Epistle
  • pp. 235-278 Works of Macarius the Alexandrian
    • pp. 235-242 Sermon I
    • pp. 242-254 Sermon II
    • pp. 254-260 Sermon III
    • pp. 260-262 Letter I
    • pp. 262-266 Letter II
    • pp. 266-269 Letter III
    • pp. 269-270 Letter IV
    • pp. 270-271 Letter V
    • pp. 271 Letter VI
    • pp. 271-278 Letter VII
  • pp. 278-316 Works of Ammonius Hermeiou
    • pp. 278-279 Letter I
    • pp. 279-281 Letter II
    • pp. 281-284 Letter III
    • pp. 284-286 Letter IV
    • pp. 286-288 Letter V
    • pp. 288-290 Letter VI
    • pp. 290-292 Letter VII
    • pp. 292-293 Letter VIII
    • pp. 293-294 Letter IX
    • pp. 294-295 Letter X
    • pp. 295-296 Letter XI
    • pp. 296-299 Letter XII
    • pp. 299-302 Letter XIII
    • pp. 302-304 Letter XIV
    • pp. 304-316 Letter XV
  • pp. 316-427 Questions of the monks to St. Basil
  • pp. 427-438 Works of Abraham of Nathpar
    • pp. 427-430 Sermon I
    • pp. 430-435 Sermon II
    • pp. 435-437 Sermon III
    • pp. 438 Adnotatio
  • Binding
BnF syr. 434 1,900 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 1v-63 Collection of Catechetal Questions and Answers
  • f. 64-72 Explanations of words
  • f. 73v-79v The History of Emperor Maurice
  • f. 79v-86r History of Peter the Publican
  • f. 86v-90r The history of the penitent demon
  • f. 90v-97r Vision of Macarius on the soul after death
  • f. 97v-100v Refutation on the causes of corruption 
  • f. 100v-101r On the different readings
  • f. 101v-142v 'Abdišo' the Solitary, Mimra
  • f. 142v-176r Profitable speech 
  • f. 177v-180r Athanasius of Alexandria, Profession of Faith 
  • f. 180r-181r Profession of faith of the Twelve Apostles 
  • f. 181v-186r Rite of marriage crowning
  • f. 186v-187r Some Proverbs of Aḥiqar
  • f. 187v-189r Prayer of confession of the faith
  • f. 189r-190r Prayer for the consecration of impure water 
  • f. 190r-192v Dionysius bar Salibi, Canons
  • f. 192v-199v Canons and precepts 
  • f. 200-201r Fragments in Garshuni
  • f. 201v-205r 'Abdišo' de Gazarta
    • f. 201v-203r Mimra on the monastic life
    • f. 203r-204r Turgama on Mar Quriaqos
    • f. 204r-205r Introduction to the Gospel
  • f. 205v Final Prayer
Vat. sir. 126 pt. 2 1,253 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

pp. 397-end (Begins with Abba Isaiah the Monk)

  • 'Enanisho', Paradise of the Fathers
    • Book 1: Palladius, Bishop of Heleopolis
    • Book 2: Palladius (Begins in this section)
    • ​Lives of the Fathers according to St. Jerome
    • Book 4: Apophthegmata Patrum 
    • Doctrine and Admonitions of the Fathers on the monastic institution
    • Abba Evagrius, Sermons
    • Abba Anthony, Letters to the monastic brothers 
    • St. Macarius of Egypt, sermons
    • St. Macarius of Egypt, epistles
    • St. Macarius the Alexandrian, Sermons
    • Abraham Nathpar, sermons
    • Ammon the monk and Bishop of Oxyrinchus, letters
    • St. Xystus of Rome, sermons
    • John of Dalyatha, sermons
    • Gregory the Monk on the isle of Cyprus, sermons
    • John of Thebes, sermons
    • St. Basil the Great, Monstaic institutions, Questions and answers from the brethren
      • Letter to his brother Gregory of Nyssa
      • Paranaetic Chapter
      • Ascetic Chatper
    • Jacob of Sarug, letter on the ascetic way
      • Letter to an abbot on the soul
      • Letter about the virtuous men
    • Philoxenus of Mabbug, on the one whose desire is changed toward refraining from the priesthood
      • Letter to the monks of Amid
    • St. Ephrem, sermon
    • St. Mark the hermit, paranaetic sermon
Vat. sir. 376 Unknown Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Paradise of the Fathers
    • Abba Evagrius, sermons
    • Abba Anthony, Epistle to the monastic brethren
    • Macarius of Egypt, Sermons
    • Macarius of Egypt, Epistles
    • Macarius of Egypt, On demonic war and prayer
    • Macarius of Alexandria, Sermons
    • Macarius of Alexandria, Letters
Sinai Syr. 14 900 CE Syriac

See entry in Lewis

  • Patristica et Profana: Extracts from Macarius, Isaac, Gregory Nazianzus
  • Sayings of philosophers
    • Themistius, Plato, Aristotle, Life of St. Dionysius, Serapion, Julius of Rome, Justin
Mosul, Iraq, Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Mosul MS 97 (ASOM 00097) 1,600 CE Syriac
  • fol. 1r-50v Rules and admonitions for monks and ascetics
  • fol. 50v-80r John of the Thebaid, Rules and instructions for spiritual life
  • fol. 80r-104v Prayers of the seven hours
    • Title NS: ܨܠܘ̈ܬܐ ܕܫ̈ܒܥܐ ܥܕ̈ܢܐ
  • fol. 105r-120v Catholic Epistles
    • Epistle of James 
    • Epistle of Peter
    • Epistle of John
  • fol. 121r-134v Mas'ūd (Abba), Spiritual Instructions
  • fol. 135r-144v Isaac of Antioch, Memrē
  • fol. 144v-176r Macarius the Egyptian, Exhortations to candidates for the Monastic Life
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)