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*The Approximate Date column is derived from the best available information for the manuscript. This is not asserted as a scholarly position on the dating of the manuscript. Instead, it is merely used here for the convenience of being able to sort all manuscripts by numerical date. The user should keep in mind that there may be considerable debate over the precise dating of the manuscript and should consult the manuscript repository and relevant scholarly literature for details.

Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
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
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 298 1,488 CE Syriac

See Assemani 62; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Syriac Sermons
    • St. Ephrem Syrus
    • St. Isaac
    • John Chrysostom
    • Ignatius of Antioch
    • Gregory Thaumatugos
    • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi
    • Severus of Antioch
    • Rabbula of Edessa
    • St. John
    • Jacob of Edessa
    • John bar Ma'dani
  • Gregory bar Hebraeus, Physical Tractate
    • On planets
    • On air
    • On 4-footed animals
    • On birds
    • On fish
    • On earth
    • On minerals
    • On hot water
  • Gregory bar Hebraeus, Grammar
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 35; 6/2 (DIYR 00032) 1,187 CE Syriac
  • Funeral Rites
  • Homilies of Ephrem of Nisibis, Jacob of Sarug, and Isaac of Antioch, selected for the deceased
  • Supplications for the archpriests, priests, and monks written by the holy doctors
Harvard MS Syr 85 1,100 CE Syriac

Catalog Entry

  • Order for the burial of priests, including eight services, and lections and memre of Ephrem and Jacob (f. 10-59r, incomplete at the beginning)
  • Order of burial for laymen (4 services), women (4), nuns (2) and children (4) (58r-114v)
  • Memre in the names of Ephrem, Isaac, and Jacob (114v-146, incomplete at the end). The other leaves come from at least three mss.: two of burial services (4-5 and 6-9, all paper) and the other of unidentified services (1-3, 147-150, all vellum).
Borg. sir. 10 Unknown Syriac

Homilies of the Fathers: Catalog entry link

  • Eleven homilies of Isaac of Antioch, Jacob of Sarug, Isaac of Ninevah, and of St. Ephrem on the ascetic life and on the incarnation
  • A Memra composed by a certain bishop on the seven climates of the earth and on the variations of the climates
  • Canons of the Holy Fathers on the Christian life, on the liturgy, and on the sacrifice
Vat. sir. 368 800 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Gregory of Nyssa, On the Nativity
  • Proclus of Constantinople, On the Nativity
  • Proclus of Constantinople, On the commemoration of St. Stephen
  • Basil the Great, On Epiphany and the Baptism of our Lord
  • John Chrysostom, On Epiphany and the Baptism of our Lord
  • John Chrysostom, On the temptation of our Lord by Satan
  • Amphicolus, on the Manifestation of the Lord
  • Proclus of Constantinople, On the week before the 40-day fast
  • John Chrysostom, On the Sacred 40-day fast
  • John Chrysostom, On the ten Virgins
  • Basil the great, On the holy 40 martyrs of Sebaste
  • Basil the great, On the 40 martyrs
  • John Chrysostom, On the annunciation
  • John Chrysostom, On Lazarus, whom the Lord raised
  • John Chrysostom, On Palm sunday
  • John Chrysostom, On the 40-day fast
  • John Chrysostom, On Zaccheus the publican
  • John Chrysostom, On the sinful woman
  • John Chrysostom, On the treason of Judas
  • John Chrysostom, On the Lord's passion
  • Alexander of Alexandria, On the spirit and flesh
  • John Chrysostom, On the cross and on the thief of the right
  • John Chrysostom, On Holy Week
  • Gregory of Nyssa, On Pascha
  • Gregory Nazianzus, On Pascha
  • John Chrysostom, On St. Thomas the apostle and against the Arians
  • John Chrysostom, On the ascension of the Lord
  • John Chrysostom, Another on the ascension of the Lord
  • John Chrysostom, On Pentecost
  • John Chrysostom, On the Holy Apostles
  • John Chrysostom, Against Eudoxius
  • John Chrysostom, Why Sunday is honored
  • Alexander of Alexandria, On the Lord's Day
  • John Chrysostom, On the praise of martyrs
  • John Chrysostom, another on the praise of martyrs
  • John Chrysostom, On the departed
  • John Chrysostom, On St. Paul the Apostle
  • Proclus of Constantinople, On St. Clement the martyr
  • John Chrysostom, On the dance of Herodias
  • John Chrysostom, On the Psalm "I will guard my life so that I do not sin with my tongue"
  • Isaac the Doctor, On the Incarnation
  • Isaac the Doctor, On faith and against the heretics Nestorius and Eutyches
  • Isaac the Doctor, Another on faith
  • John Chrysostom, On the Prodigal Son
  • John Chrysostom, Another on the Prodigal Son
  • John Chrysostom, A Third on the Prodigal Son
  • John Chrysostom, On the tree cursed by Christ
  • John Chrysostom, On charity
Vat. sir. 566 Unknown Syriac
  • Book of memre of Ss. Ephrem, Jacob, and Isaac
Sinai Syr. 24 900 CE Syriac

See entry in Lewis

  • The works of Mar Isaac
  • Extracts from stories of the Desert Fathers
Sinai Syr. 26 800 CE Syriac

See entry in Lewis

  • Works for Mar Isaiah followed by an extract from John Chrysostom and a short life of the Apostle John
Sinai Syr. 29 Unknown Syriac

See entry in Lewis

  • Homilies of Mar Jacob, Mar Isaac, Mar John, etc.