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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Vat. sir. 25 1,482 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

  • Binding
  • fol. 1v-293r West Syrian Missal
    • Anaphora of James the Apostle
    • Anaphora of Joseph bar Wahib
    • Anaphora of John bar Ma'dani
    • Anaphora of Gregory the Maphrian, nephew of Michael the Great
    • Anaphora of Gregory the Theologian
    • Anaphora of St. Clement
    • Liturgy of Michael the Patriarch of Antioch
    • Anaphora of Athanasius of Alexandria
    • Anaphora of Celestine, Pope of Rome
    • Anaphora of Jacob Burd'oyo
    • Anaphora of Jacob of Sarug
    • Anaphora of Jacob of Edessa
    • Anaphora of Dionysius bar Salibi
    • Anaphora of Ignatius the fiery, disciple of John the Evangelist
    • Anaphora of Cyril of Alexandria
    • Anaphora of Philoxenus of Mabbug
    • Anaphora of the Twelve Apostles
    • Anaphora of St. Peter the Apostle
    • Anaphora of St. John the Evangelist
    • Anaphora of St. Mark the Evangelist
    • Anaphora of John Chrysostom
    • Anaphora of Matthew the Shepherd
    • Anaphora of John the Bishop of Haran, Habor, and Nisibis
    • Anaphora of Xystus, Pope of Rome
    • Anaphora of Dionysius bar Salibi
  • Blessings
  • Binding
Vat. sir. 26 1,484 CE Syriac

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  • Binding
  • 1v-251v West Syrian Missal
    • Anaphora of St. James
    • Anaphora of Joseph bar Wahib
    • Anaphor of John bar Ma'dani
    • Anaphora of Dioscorus
    • Anaphora of St. Cyril
    • Anaphora of St. Mark the Evangelist
    • Anaphora of St. John the Patriarch (who is Hannanya Xenaya)
    • Anaphora of Ignatius the Fiery
    • Anaphora of St. John Chrysostom
    • Anaphora of Marutha of Tagrit
    • Anaphora of Jacob of Edessa
    • Anaphora of Simon Peter
    • Anaphora of Philoxenus of Mabbug
    • Anaphora of St. Gregory the Great
    • Anaphora of Basil of Baghdad (who is Lazarus bar Sabta)
    • Ḥutāmē
  • Binding
Vat. sir. 37 1,627 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry in Assemani and the entry completed by CPART

  • Binding
  • f. 1v-57r Burial service, Garshuni and Syriac
  • f. 57r-69v Jacob of Edessa, Tractate on the restrictions in marriage (on the different kinds of marriages that are not lawful)
  • f. 69v-106 History of St. Jacob of Egypt, the hermit, and his associates, Garshuni
  • f. 106v-128r History of King Hermianus, and of his wife and sons, Garshuni
  • f. 128r-133v Office of the resurrection of the Lord, for Vespers, Matins and Terce
  • f. 133v-139v Shorter anaphora of St. James, the Lord's brother
  • f. 139v-141r Various canons pertaining to the sacraments of Baptism, Penance, the Eucharist, and Holy Orders, in Garshuni
  • f. 141r-152v Anaphora of the Holy Fathers, by John the Patriarch (Theodore b. Wahbun)
  • f. 152v-153r Copy of a note from a Gospel book
  • f. 153r-155v Life of John, Bishop of Mardin
  • f. 155v-156v Copy of a note from a Gospel book
  • f. 156v-168v Life of St. Abhai, Bishop of Nicea
  • f. 168v-173r Account of the death of Constantine II
  • f. 173r-176r Life of Jacob of Serugh, Bishop of Batnae, Flute of the Holy Spirit and Harp of the Church
  • f. 176r-192r Life of Acha
  • f. 192r Catalog of the works fo Dionysius bar Salibi
  • f. 192r-192v Coptic, Syriac, and Ethiopic calendars
  • f. 192v-201r Festal calendar attributed to Jacob of Edessa
  • f. 201r-201v Catalog of Eastern saints
  • f. 201v-201v Life of Moshe bar Kepha
  • Binding
Vat. sir. 495 Unknown Greek, Syriac
  • Binding
  • f. 1r-7r Documentation surrounding the signers of the Council of Nicaea
  • f. 7r-11r The canons of Nicaea
  • f. 11r-12v A letter written to the Church of Alexandria
  • f. 12v-13r A Letter of Emperor Constantine about Arius
  • f. 14r-19r The signers and canons of the Council of Constantinople
  • f. 19r Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed
  • f. 19r-19v Note about an anaphora of the Constantinopolitan Fathers sent to Emperor Theodosius
  • f. 19v-20r Scribal Notes
  • Binding
Vat. sir. 30 1,714 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry in Assemani.

  • Anaphora of St. Basil of Caesarea
Vat. sir. 36 1,597 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry from Assemani

  • f. 1-34 Missal (Jacobite Rite)
    • Anaphora of the Twelve Apostles
    • Anaphora of Peter the Apostle
    • Anaphora of St. Eustathius
    • Anaphora of St. John (bishop of Haran Habura and Nisibis)
    • Anaphora of Dionysius bar Ṣalibi
  • Porphyry, Isagoge
  • The way of finding East
  • Bishop Moses, excerpts from Yaḥya ibn 'Adī
    • Against those who affirm that Christ was not truly crucified
    • Against those who maintain the Christian Gospel has been corrupted
    • The world was not from eternity
  • Bishop Moses, Excerpt from an Arabic grammar
  • Jacob of Sarug, a philosophical poem: On being, substance, and accidents
  • Baptismal Rite
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Syriac Grammar
  • Bishop Moses, Syriac-Arabic Lexicon
  • Catalog of the works of Bar 'Ebroyo
Vat. sir. 40 1,553 CE Arabic, Syriac

See entry in Assemani

  • Syriac Missal, with Arabic rubrics, according tot he Melkite rite
    • Liturgy of John Chrysostom
    • Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
    • Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
  • On the defects in the Mass
Vat. sir. 41 pt. 1 Unknown Syriac

ff. 1-269; See entry in Assemani

  • Liturgicon with Euchologion, translated from Greek into Syriac (Melkite rite)
    • Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
    • Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
    • Pre-sanctified liturgy
    • Lections from the Gospels and Apostles
    • Readings for common days
    • Lections of Gospels and Apostles for the 40-day fast according to the Greek rite
    • Lections from the Acts of the Apostles and Gospels
  • Imposition of hands for the ordination of the priesthood
  • Prayer for a subdeacon
  • Service for the ordination of a deacon
  • The ordination of a presbyter
  • Prayer for an 8-day-old child
  • Presentation of children in the temple
  • Order of Baptism according Bishop Basil the Great, translated from Greek into Syriac
  • Prayer of the blessing of a baptismal crown after seven days
Vat. sir. 42 1,603 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • f. 1v-25r The Order of Priests
  • f. 25v-50v The Liturgy of the Blessed Apostles
  • f. 51r-62v The liturgy of Nestorius
  • f. 63r-81r The Order fo Baptism, composed by Isho'yahb, Catholicos of Adiabene
  • f. 81v-86v The order of absolution, composed by Isho'yahb, Catholicos of Adiabene
  • f. 87r-93v Admonitions of the holy altar
  • f. 94r-104v Admonitions of Baptism and the Eucharist
  • f. 105r-105v Blessing of the table
  • f. 106 r/v Blessing of the bread
  • f. 106v Blessing of the chalice of wine
  • f. 107r Prayer for the infirm
  • f. 107v Prayer for the infant
  • f. 107v Blessing of the chalice of the oblation
  • f. 108r-122r Consecration of the altar
  • f. 122v-164v Prayers of Elijah III, Catholicos
  • f. 165r ff. Blessing of the mass for the dead
Vat. sir. 44 1,691 CE Garshuni, Syriac

​Catalog entry in Assemani

Liturgy (Chaldean Rite)

  • Order of Holy Baptism 
  • Liturgy of the apostles
  • Gospel lections

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