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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
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. 44 1,691 CE Garshuni, Syriac

​Catalog entry in Assemani

Liturgy (Chaldean Rite)

  • Order of Holy Baptism 
  • Liturgy of the apostles
  • Gospel lections
Vat. sir. 49 1,559 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

Maronite Pontifical

  • Ordination of a psalmist
  • Ordination of a lector
  • Ordination of a subdeacon
  • Ordination of a Deacon
  • Ordination of an Archdeacon
  • Ordination of a Presbyter
  • Ordination of a Periodeutes
  • Ordination of a Chorbishop
  • Ordination of a Bishop
  • Ordination of a Metropolitan and Patriarch
  • Consecation of an altar
Vat. sir. 91 1,551 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Elijah III, also known as Abu-Halim, Homilies to be read in the morning
    • On the Nativity of our Lord
    • Another on the Nativity
    • On the commemoration of St. Mary
    • Another on the commemoration of St. Mary
    • On the Epiphany of our Lord
    • Another on the Epiphany
    • Monday of the Rogation, week 1
    • Another Monday of the Rogation, week 1
    • Monday of the rogation, week 2
    • Mar Shallita, Tuesday of the Rogation, week 1
    • George of Arbela, Tuesday of the Rogation
    • Elijah of Nisibis, Tuesday of the Rogation, week 2
    • Another Elijah of Nisibis, Tuesday of the Rogation, week 2
    • Elijah of Nisibis, Wednesday or the Rogation, week 1
    • Another Elijah of Nisibis, Wednesday or the Rogation
    • Elijah of Nisibis, Wednesday of the Rogation, week 2
    • Elijah of Nisibis, On the ablution of Wednesday of Rogation
    • On holy Commemoration
    • Another on the holy Commemoration
    • Friday, on the departed 
    • Sunday of the entrance of the Fast
    • Another on the Sunday of the entrance of the Fast
    • Another on the Sunday of the entrance of the Fast
    • George of Arbela, On the Five Sundays of the Fast
    • Elijah the Patriarch, on the Five Sundays of the Fast
    • On the Festival of Hosannas
    • Another on the Festival of Hosannas
    • On the feast of the Resurrection
    • Another on the feast of the Resurrection
    • On the Monday of Holy Week
    • Another on the Monday of Holy Week
    • On the Feast of the Ascension
    • Another on the feast of the Asension
    • On the Feast of Pentecost
    • Elijah of Anbar, Another on the feast of Pentecost
    • Elijah the Patriarch, On Adoration for the liturgy
    • Elijah the Patriarch, On the Festival of the Transfiguration
    • Elijah the Patriarch, Another on the Festival of the Transfiguration
    • Elijah the Patriarch, On the Feast of the cross
    • Elijah the Patriarch, Another on the Feast of the cross
    • Presbyter Abul 'azziz,  Sunday of the dedication of the Church
    • Presbyter Abul 'azziz,  Another on the Sunday of the dedication of the Church
    • Blessings of the prayers of the morning and evening of Sundays and feasts
    • Benediction of the mystery over the door of the χόγχη
    • Prayers said before the 'Onyatha preceding and following hte feast of the Nativity
    • Various prayers
    • Questions and Answers which our Lord gives through Matthew, Mark, and Luke
    • On the one old Gospel upon the altar of the holy church of the dispersion of the Romans in the city of Baghdad...
    • An older note of Bishop Makika from Baladam
    • A song of Simeon on the Paraclete, for the second day of the deposition of the dead (Garshuni)
Vat. sir. 97 1,518 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Homilies of John bar Ma'dani
    • On the Nativity of our Lord
    • On the Epiphany of our Lord
    • On the presentation of our Lord in  the Temple
    • On the fast of the Ninevites and Jonah the Prophet
    • On the 40-day Fast
    • On the Feast of Hosannas
    • On the Saturday of the crucifixion
    • On the Saturday of the crucifixion
    • On the Resurrection of our Lord
    • On the Ascension of our Lord
    • On Pentecost
    • On the holy Apostles
    • On the Transfiguration of the Lord
    • On the translation of His Mother
    • On the Holy Cross
    • Paraenetic homilies before whatsoever day
    • Older paraenetic homilies
    • Ten homilies on the end and on humility
  • Elijah ibn al-Hadit, Prayer according to Ma'ari who lived in Nisibis
  • St. Cyril, Homily X on Virginity
  • Syriac epigram
  • On the creation of man
  • Homily on the Saints
  • Syriac song in 7-syllable meter
  • 'Abdisho' of Sobin, Syriac song in 12-syllable meter
  • 'Abdisho' of Sobin, Syriac song in 12-syllable meter
  • Prayer 
  • Benediction of the table
  • Coronation of the betrothed
  • Names of kings which king Mahir-Shapur sent, said to have adored Christ
  • Noah of Lebanon, Syriac Jacobite Patriarch, Brief Chronicle
  • Calendar
  • Homilies by Noah the Patriarch
Vat. sir. 146 1,392 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • John Maron, Treatise on the faith
  • John Maron, Book against the Monophysites
  • John Maron, Book against the Nestorians
  • John Maron, On the Trisagion
  • David bar Paul, Jacobite Bishop, On the Trisagion
  • Thomas of Harran, Book on the one will and operation of Christ (Garshuni)
Vat. sir. 197 1,488 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • The Four Gospels 
Vat. sir. 199 1,545 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Life of St. Maron
  • Homily on Penitence
  • Story of the three holy Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
  • Death of Isaac the patriarch
  • Death of Jacob the patriarch
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the thief
  • Life of St. Alexei
  • History of St. Abdulmasih
  • Lives of Ss. Sergius and Bacchus
  • Life of St. Marina
  • Life of St. Susanna
  • On Isaac, the son of Abraham the Patriarch
  • Life of St. John
  • Life of Paul
  • On St. Abba Ammon
  • On the Seven children of Ephesus
  • Life of St. Cyril
  • Life of St. Martinianus the Anchorite
  • Life of St. Archelidos
  • History of the Holy Apostles, Peter and Paul
  • Homily on Penitence
  • Life of St. Dionysius the Aereopagite
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on Constantine the great
  • Life of St. Simon
  • Life of Ahiqar the sage
  • Fables of Shaddad, son of 'Addi and Solomon, son of David
  • Letter from heaven given by Athanasius Patriarch of Alexandria
  • History of the conception and nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary by her mother Anna
  • Narration of bribery
  • Fable of a certain prince
  • Homily of St. Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria
  • Questions and answers
  • History of Pontius Pilate
  • Apostolic Constitutions
  • Homily of St. John Chrysostom
  • Ephrem Syrus, On wrestling with the Devil
  • Prayer for the sick and penitential
Vat. sir. 200 1,584 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Caspar of Cyprus, Maronite, Book of the Ecclesiatical Sacraments
Vat. sir. 201 1,641 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Theodore Lazarus, Songs on the Virgin Mary translated from Greek into Arabic
  • Agapius the Solitary, Songs for the most blessed mother of God
  • Agapius the Solitary, on the blessed Virgin
  • Agapius the Solitary, on the miracles of the Blessed virgin

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