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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 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)
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
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00012) 1,705 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 1v-10r Trip to Jerusalem of 'Abd al-Aḥad the priest (Garshuni)
  • f. 10v-170v Miracles of the Virgin Mary (Garshuni)
  • f. 170v-171r Letter of the Virgin Mary to Ignatius of Antioch (Garshuni)
  • f. 171r Letter of the Virgin Mary to the people of Messina (Garshuni)
  • f. 171v Letter of the Virgin Mary to the people of Florence (Garshuni)
  • f. 172r-240v Book of the student, in which the teacher answers and explains all he is asked (Garshuni)
  • f. 241v-256r Anecdotes about priests (Garshuni)
  • f. 256r-260r Powers of the garment of Mary and the forgiveness communicated to the brothers Carmelites by its mediation (Garshuni)
  • f. 260r-264r On the Carmelites, and the scapular that the Virgin bestowed on the monks (Garshuni)
  • f. 264v-273r Al-Wardānī prayerbook (Garshuni)
  • f. 273v-289r Life of Patriarch Yawsep I, and what happened to him (Garshuni)
  • f. 289v-291v in praise of Mar Yawsep (Garshuni)
  • f. 291v-292r 'Abdīshō' of Gazarta, poems (Syriac)
  • f. 292v Poems composed in 17th century (Syriac)
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00340) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 3r-26r Basil of Caesarea, Homily on Easter, Good Friday, and on the departure of the soul from the body
  • f. 27r-28r Collection of Proverbs
  • f. 28v-30v Chronological calculations
  • f. 32v-68v Life of St. Gregory
  • f. 68v-74r Story of Susanna
  • f. 74v-80r Miracles of the Virgin Mary
  • f. 80v-81r Ephrem Syrus, Homily 
  • f. 81v-87r John Chrysostom, On Repentance
  • f. 87v-95v Moses' conversation on Mt. Sinai
  • f. 97r-100v Life of Mar Isaac
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi (DIYR 00052) 1,542 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Jacobite Life of the Virgin, Book 1
  • Homily on Mary and Joseph
  • Jacobite Life of the Virgin, Book 2
  • Jacobite Life of the Virgin, Book 3
  • Jacobite Life of the Virgin, Book 4
  • Jacobite Life of the Virgin, Book 5
  • Homily on the Assumption of our Lady
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00003) 1,800 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 5v-21r The Story of Emperor Zeno, Shams al-Munīr, and Hilaria their daughter (Syriac/Garshuni)
  • f. 21r-27r Story of Eugenia (Garshuni)
  • f. 27v-30r Story of Anastasia the anchorite and patrician (Garshuni)
  • f. 30r-34r Story of a whore, the sister of a monk (Garshuni)
  • f. 34r-40v Story of the Forty Martyrs (Garshuni)
  • f. 40v-46r Story of Mark of Jabal Tarmaq (Garshuni)
  • f. 46v-51r Story of Onesima, daughter of the king (Garshuni)
  • f. 51r-54v Story of Onesima (Garshuni)
  • f. 54v-60r Story of a God-fearing man and his daughter Euphrosyne (Garshuni)
  • f. 60v-65v Story of the son of the king (Garshuni)
  • f. 65v-67r Story of a royal child (Garshuni)
  • f. 67r-69v Story of a Greek king (Garshuni)
  • f. 69v-90r Story of John (Garshuni)
  • f. 90v-100v Story of Alexei, the man of God (Garshuni)
  • f. 100v-108r Story of the sleepers of Ephesus (Garshuni)
  • f. 108v-119v Story of Cyriac and Julitta (Garshuni)
  • f. 119v-134v Story of George the martyr (Garshuni)
  • f. 134v-156r Story of Thomas the Apostle (Garshuni)
  • f. 156r-161r Story of Mārt Shmuni and her seven sons (Garshuni)
  • f. 161r-165v Story of Andrew and his wife Athanasia (Garshuni)
  • f. 165v-177r Story of Pethion (Garshuni)
  •  f. 177r-178v Story of Anahid (Garshuni)
  • f. 179r-192v Story of Marina (Garshuni)
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00023) 1,796 CE Arabic, Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 2r-6v Miracles of the Virgin Mary (Arabic)
  • f. 7v-46v Elijah of Nisibis, Syriac Grammar (Syriac)
  • f. 55v-146r Liturgical miscellany (Garshuni, Syriac)
    • Includes parts for ordination (55v)
    • Consecration of the altar and eucharistic vessels (81v-88v)
    • Joseph II, The washing of the feet (92r)
    • Portions for the sick and dying (99v)
  • f. 146v-149r Sentences on grammar and other subjects (in verse, various meters) (Syriac)