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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
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 199A (SMMJ 00199A) 1,734 CE Garshuni

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 3-2; SMC 3-2). Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994). Baumstark 38*(A)

  • Lives of Saints
    • f. Ir-IIv Contents
    • f. IIv, 1r-400r Text
      • f. 1v-4v Life of Anba Paul of Alexandria
      • f. 4v-33v Life of St. Anthony, written by St. Athanasius
      • f. 33v-52r Life of Anba Macarius
      • f. 52r-67r Story of the life of the brothers Maximus, and Dometius, sons of Emperor Valentinus
      • f. 67r-81r Life of Anba Bishoi
      • f. 81r-98r Life of Mar John the Short, head of the elders of the Desert of Scete
      • f. 98r-110v History of the great saint and exalted Anba Shenute
      • f. 110v-114r Life of Anba Mark
      • f. 114r-132v The history of Anba Serapion
      • f. 132v-137v Story of the vizier, Xenophon and his sons, John and Arcadius
      • f. 138r-142v History of the life of St. Archelides of Constantinople
      • f. 142r-146r History of St. John of the Golden Gospel
      • f. 146r-148r Story of Mar Risha
      • f. 148r-150v A second story of Mar Risha
      • f. 150v-153v Story of the great and marvelous persons, children of the potentates of Rome and Antioch, who renounced this world and all that is in it and lived a life of voluntary poverty in a miserable manner
      • f. 154v-156r History of St. Andronicus and Athanasia, his wife
      • f. 156r-159r Story of the father, Daniel, of Scetis, and of Eulogius, the stonecutter
      • f. 159r-162v The story of Simeon of Katar 'Abdin
      • f. 162v-166r Story of St. Reuben
      • f. 166v-171r History of the elect saint, Mar Awtil
      • f. 171v-174v Story of Mar Dometius
      • f. 174v-182r Ephrem Syrus, the story of St. Abraham Qidunaya
      • f. 182r-187r Story of Mar Julianus
      • f. 187r-195v History of the blessed Mar Aaron
      • f. 196r-226r Story of the life of Mar Simeon the Stylite
      • f. 226r-265v Story of Mar Barsawma
      • f. 266r-272r Story of the blessed Mar Daniel by Mar Jacob
      • f. 272r-277r Story about the Holy Mar Jacob the anchorite
      • f. 277r-278r History of the blessed Martinianus
      • f. 278r-280r Story of a certain youth from Alexandria (St. Saba of Alexandria)
      • f. 280r-282v Story of St. Malchus of Clysma
      • f. 282v-286v Story of the blessed sons of Rechab, whom the prophet Jeremiah commemorates
      • f. 286v-290r Story of the believing merchant Mark, who died in the West and entrusted his business to a Muslim, who was converted and became a Christian
      • f. 290v-294r Story of St. John who completed the course of his life in the well
      • f. 294r-308r Leontius, Bishop of Neapolis, Story of Mar Simeon Salus and St. John, the spiritual brothers of Edessa 
      • f. 308r-310r Story of Anba Gerasimus
      • f. 310r-311v Story of Abraham of Kashkar 
      • f. 311v-313r Story of Petrā from Atriqi
      • f. 313r-323r St. John, Story of Mar Bayt al-Shuhadā
      • f. 323r-340r Story of Mar Eugene from the Copts
      • f. 340r-349v Story of Mar Malchus
      • f. 349v-356r Story of Mar Isaiah of Aleppo
      • f. 356v-362r Story of Mar Yareth of Alexandria
      • f. 362r-363v Story of Evagrius
      • f. 363v-366r Story of Anba Isaiah of Bayt al-Qiddīsīn
      • f. 366r-379v Story of the icon of Christ that the Jews made in the city of Tiberius in order to mock it, in the days of Zeno, the believing emperor
      • f. 379v-390r Story of Jacob the Recluse
      • f. 390v-400r Story of the holy Mar Eulogius the Copt 
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 199B (SMMJ 00199B) 1,734 CE Garshuni

See entry at CPART and in Macomber ([Macomber A]; [Macomber B]) (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 3-3; SMC 3-3). Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994). Baumstark 38*(B)

  • Part A Saints' Lives 
    • f. 401r-409r Mar Abraham, the master of the Holy Mar Barsawma
    • f. 409r-412r Story of the Blessed John the Physician
    • f. 412r-414v Story of finding the True Cross (two accounts)
      • f. 412r-413r First accouth through the wife of emperor Claudius in the time of St. James
      • f. 413r-414v Discovery by Empress Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine
    • f. 414v-420v Story of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary
    • f. 420v-422v Epistle sent from St. Dionysius, Bishop of Athens, to Timothy, bishop of Ephesus on the death of Sts. Peter and Paul
    • f. 422v-433r Story of St. John the divine apostle
    • f. 433r-434r History of the Assumption of the apostle St. John
    • f. 434r-437v Story of how the head of St. John the Baptist was found in the city of Herodis
    • f. 437v-439v Story of the martyrdom of the holy Mar Ignatius of Antioch
    • f. 440v-443r Story of Clement, disciple of Simon Peter
    • f. 443v-446v Story of the martyrdom of St. Peter of Alexandria under Diocletian
    • f. 446v-452r Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium, Story of St. Athanasius of Alexandria
    • f. 452r-453v Story of Mar Jacob, bishop of Nisibis
    • f. 453v-462r Story of Mar Ephrem, doctor of the Syrians
    • f. 462r-469v Story of Helladius, bishop of Caesarea of Cappadocia
    • f. 469v-479v Story of St. John Chrysostom
    • f. 479v-484r Story of the blessed and elect Gregory Thaumaturgos
    • f. 484r-494r Story of St. Gregory, Catholicos of the Armenians
    • f. 494r-498r Story of St. Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr, and Justa (Justina) the virgin
    • f. 498r-506r Story of the martyrdom of St. Plotinus
    • f. 506r-5111r Story of the holy Mar Paul, bishop of Cnidus and of Mar John, priest of Edessa
    • f. 511r-513r Story of the Holy Mar Nicholas (also called Mar Zakhe), bishop of Myra
    • f. 513r-524r Story of Mar Abhai, Bishop of Nicca, revised by Mar Michael, Patriarch of Antioch in Syria
    • f. 524v-526v Epistle sent by Mar Severus of Antioch when he was expelled by Chalcedonian hypocrites
    • f. 526v-527r Story of the holy Mar Jacob of Sarug
    • f. 527r-533r Story of the holy Mar Jacob Burd'oyo (Baradaeus)
    • f. 533r-545v The Story of Mar John of Tella
    • f. 545v-547r Story of Bishop Addai, perfect in the fear of God
    • f. 547r-564v Story of St. Theodotus, Bishop of Amida
    • f. 564v-566v Stories of the holy martyrs before Emperors
    • f. 566v-570v Story of Placidus, surnamed Eustathius, his wife and his children
    • f. 570v-574r Story of the martyrdom of the forty holy martyrs of Sebaste under Emperor Decius
    • f. 574r-578v Story of the martyrdom, confession, and resurrection of Ss. Maximianus, Iamblichus, Martellus, Dionysius, Serapion, Aksaqastarinus, and Antoninus, the confessors of Ephesus. 
    • f. 578v-582r Story of the blessed George, the famous martyr
    • f. 582r-585v Story of St. James Intercissus
    • f. 585v-590r Story of the martyrdom of the two saints, Sergius and Bacchus
  • Part B Saints' Lives
    • f. 590r-599r Story of the Holy Mar John of Kafar Sanya
    • f. 599r-604r Story of the martyrdom of the seven martyrs of Samosata in the reign of Emperor Maximianus
    • f. 604r-609v Story of St. Pantalcon
    • f. 609v-612v Story of the Blessed Romanus
    • f. 612v-624v Story of St. Lawrence and the noble Mar Agrippa 
    • f. 624v-631v Story of the blessed Himyarites, their martyrdom in the city of Najrān
    • f. 631v-635v Story of Shemun and Gurya
    • f. 635v-638v Story of the Deacon, St. Habīb, the blessed martyr
    • f. 638v-642r Story of the martyrdom of St. Pappus and his 24,000 companions
    • f. 642r-646v Story of the martyrdom of Christopher the Barbarian and those with him
    • f. 646v-648v Story of the martyrdom of Mar Cyriacus and Julitta, his mother
    • f. 648v-651v Story of the martyrdom of the Holy Mar Mamas, his father, Theodotus, and his wife, Rufina
    • f. 651v-657r Story of the martyrdom of 'Abd al-Masīh, from the city of Sinjar
    • f. 657r-662r Story of the martyrdom of Mar Pethion
    • f. 662r-669r Story of the martyrdom of Mar Theodore
    • f. 669r-672r Stories of holy women, martyrs who suffered with fortitude for the sake of Christ
    • f. 672r-675r Second story of St. Onesima, daughter of emperors
    • f. 675r-677v Story of the holy virgins instructed by Anba Daniel, abbot and guide of Scete
    • f. 677v-684r Story of St. Eupraxia
    • f. 684v-689r Story of St. Hilaria, daughter of Emperor Zeno
    • f. 689r-693r Story of St. Euphrosyne of Alexandria (called Smaragdus)
    • f. 693r-694r Story of St. Maria, called Marina
    • f. 694r-695v Story of a blessed virgin (possibly St. Lucy/Lucia)
    • f. 695v-698r Story of the blessed Susanna
    • f. 698rv Story of a virgin who fell and repented 
    • f. 698v-703r The story of Blessed Mary the Egyptian
    • f. 703r-709v Story of St. Pelagia
    • f. 709v-714v Series of stories of women martyrs (first the story of Thecla, disciple of the Apostle Paul)
    • f. 714v-716r The Story of the martyr Barbara and blessed Juliana
    • f. 716r-718r Story of the martyrdom of the blessed blissful Mary
    • f. 719r-723r Story of the martyrdom of the three virgins, Faith, hope, and Charity, and their mother, Sophia from Rome
    • f. 723r-729v Story of the martyrdom of the blessed nun and martyr, Eugenia
    • f. 729v-737r Story of the martyrdom of Febronia
    • f. 737r-750r Story of the martyrdom of the blessed Stratonike and her fiancé, Scisucus
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 183 (SMMJ 00183) 1,553 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 3-5; SMC 3-5); Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994); Baumstark 19*

  • Collation from CPART
    • f. 1v-111v Cyrillus Ibn Laqlaq, The book of chapters uttered by the Holy Fathers
    • f. 112r-187r Cyril II Ibn Laqlaq, The book of confession
    • f. 187r-191v The Life of Mar Simeon
    • f. 192r-199r The story of the holy martyr, Mar Abai, his father, Adhor Farwzgerd, his mother, Astina, and 5000 martyrs who were slain because of him
    • f. 199r-203r Story of the holy Mar Dometius
    • f. 203r-202v Story of the holy Mar Cyriac and Julitta, his mother
    • f. 202v-210v Story of the believing Emperor Zeno, his sweetheart, Shams al-Munīr, and the elect Hilaria, their daughter
    • f. 210v-213r The story of Mar John, son of Euphemianus
    • f. 213r-227r Story of the apostle St. Thomas
    • f. 227r-232v Story of the holy, pure Marina
  • Collation from HMML
    • fol. 1r-98v Book of the bridegroom
    • fol. 99r-164r Book of chapters. Questions and answers between a master and disciple
    • fol. 164r-168v Story of Simeon
    • fol. 169r-175r Story of Abi and five thousand Martyrs
    • fol. 175r-181r Story of Dometios
    • fol. 181r-187v Life of Cyriacus and Julitta his mother
    • fol. 187v-194v Story of Emperor Zeno
    • fol. 194v-198r Story of John, son of Euphemianus
    • fol. 198r-211r Story of Thomas the Apostle
    • fol. 211r-216v Story of Marina the nun
    • fol. 217r Psalm 148 (Syriac)
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
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 211 (SMMJ 00211) 1,503 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 3-9; SMC 3-9). Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994). Baumstark 36*. Macler 16.

  • f. 1r-402v Gregorius Abū al-Faraj Barhebraeus, Secular and Ecclesiastical Chronicles (Syriac)
    • f. 1rv Introduction
    • f. 1v-241r First part of the Chronography
    • f. 242r-250v Addition to the secular history covering 1393-1492
    • f. 251r-390r The Ecclesiastical Chronicle
    • f. 390r-393v Continuation of the history by the author's brother, Barsawma
    • f. 393v-402v A continuation of the history by an anonymous writer to 1495/6
  • fol. 403r-v On the life of Gregory bar 'Ebroyo (Garshuni)
St. Thomas Syrian Catholic Church 102 Unknown Garshuni

See entry at CPART

  • Miracles of the Virgin Mary (?)
St. Thomas Syrian Catholic Church 119 Unknown Garshuni

See entry at CPART

  • Draft of prayers and Adam's story
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
Syriac-Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo: Lives of the Saints 1,692 CE Arabic, Garshuni

Lives of the saints

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