Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1302 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


E. Syriac manual for monks.

Title: A service-book for novice monks in their cells.
Language(s): Syriac

It consists of:

ff. 2v-4r
Title: Introductory prayers to all the offices.
ff. 4r-114v
Title: Evening and night offices for each day of the week.
ff. 115r-121v
Title: The office of compline.
ff. 121r-v
Title: A memra of Ephrem on retiring to sleep.
ff. 122r-134v
Title: ʿOnyata for the departed and madrashe for each day of the week.
ff. 134v-139r
Title: The order of reading the New Testament.
ff. 139r-143r
Title: An extract from the ‘order of the road’.
ff. 143r-146r
Title: The order for replenshing the holy oil.
ff. 146r-147v
Title: On phantasia by which a person is prevented from taking the eucharist
ff. 148r-194v
Title: Martyrs' anthems.
ff. 194r-201v
Title: A teshboḥta

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 15½ cm.
Extent: 202 ff.


Written in a clear but not elegant E. Syriac hand by the priest Abraham son of Q. Ayepḥan of Marishoʿ, in Tergawar, in 2204 AS ( = 1892/3 CE).


Bound in quarter leather and canvas.



Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by the executors of the Rev. David Jenks,1935.

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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