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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
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. 92 823 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani and in CPART

  • Binding
  • 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
  • Binding 
Vat. sir. 556 1,729 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Binding
  • f. 1v-2v Dedication
  • f. 2v-253r Gospel Lectionary
  • f. 253r-254v In memory of John of the monastery of Busnaya
  • f. 254v-255r Burial of the deacons
  • f. 255r-255v burial of men and children
  • f. 255v-256r Item for women
  • f. 256r-256v Lists of feasts and circumstances, and references to pericope to read at this occasion
  • f. 256v Note, dated to 1729
  • f. 257 Garshuni, prayer
  • Binding
Vat. sir. 41 pt. 2 Unknown Syriac

ff. 269-end; See entry in Assemani

  • Expedient baptism of a child near to death
  • Order for the holy festival of the Sunday of Pentecost
  • Order for the ordination of the monastic habit
  • A prayer of the monastic Cucullus
  • A prayer for the tonsure of men and women
  • A prayer for the Great Habit
  • Order of absolution
  • Prayer for an abbess
  • Benediction of the waters according to the Greek rite
  • Order for the blessing of a bride and groom
  • Order for the funeral according to the Greek rite
  • Order of Vespers, of Dominical feasts, and of Sundays
  • Order of Nocturns
  • Order for the liturgy of the sacred oil of the lamps
  • Various benedictions, obligations, and absolutions
Vat. sir. 59 1,266 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • f. 1v-129r Funeral service for bishops, priests, and deacons
  • f. 134r ff. Funeral service for monks
Vat. sir. 151 1,613 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Treatise on the Ecclesiastical Mysteries by the East Syriac Catholicos Timothy II
    • f. 1v-4r Proem addressed to the Priest and Monk Barsauma
    • f. 4v-27v Chapter 1: On the Priesthood
    • f. 28r-45v Chapter 2: On the Consecration of the Church
    • f. 46r-72v Chapter 3: On Baptism
    • f. 73r-123v Chapter 4: On the Eucharist
    • f. 124r-128r Chapter 5: On the Monastic Profession
    • f. 128v-139r Chapter 6: On Funeral Rites
    • f. 139v-end Chapter 7: On Betrothal and Marriage Rites
Vat. sir. 308 Unknown Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Chaldean Pontifical and Ritual
Vat. sir. 631 Unknown Syriac
  • Funeral service book
  • Other Liturgical texts (uncatalogued)