Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1126 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


E. Syriac marriage service.

Title: The order of marriage according to the Chaldean rite.

The principal parts of the service are: the blessing proper (1r-18r), blessing of garments (18r-28r), order of crowning (28r-60r), order of weaving the bridechamber ( 60v-69r).

Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 15 cm.
Extent: 69 ff.


Leaves are wanting at the beginning and elsewhere. The remaining leaves are stained and torn with some loss of text.


Written in a clear E. Syriac hand by Deacon Yawsep son of Deacon Hormizd from Telkef, in March 1812.


Repaired and bound in Cambridge in cloth.



Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Huw Ifor Lloyd, 1928.

Record Sources

For a full description see J. F. Coakley, Catalogue of Syriac manuscripts in Cambridge University Library acquired since 1901 (2018).


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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