Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1987 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


W. Syriac priest's manual.

Title: W. Syriac priest's manual.
Language(s): In Syriac and Garshuni Arabic.
ff. 3v-68r
Title: Order of marriage.
ff. 68v-101v
Title: Orders of baptism.
ff. 101v-106r
Title: Emergency orders of baptism.
ff. 106v-130r
Title: Order of the eucharist.
ff. 130r-142v
Title: Prayers, prooemia, sedre etc. that a priest must learn by heart.
ff. 142v-156r
Title: Occasional prayers, beginning with graces before and after meals.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, 21 cm.
Extent: 157 ff.


Written in a neat W. Syriac hand and dated 1958 = 1647..


Old binding of leather with some blind tooling over wooden boards.


Some quires and single leaves are detached.



Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired for the SPCK by George Percy Badger and presented to the Library in 1887.

Record Sources

For a full description see W. Wright and S. A. Cook, A Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge (1901), i.309-14.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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