Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2042 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


E. Syriac service-book

Title: E. Syriac services and hymns.
Language(s): Syriac

The ms. is imperfect, the rubrics are much faded, and the nature of the services is not very clear. They include hymns to be said in procession. At the end of the ms. there are orders of service for the Sundays after Easter. The services are associated with the Monastery of Mar Yonan at Anbar.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 16½ cm.
Extent: 188 ff.


Leaves are wanting at the beginning, end and elsewhere. The remaining leaves are stained and some are attached on guards.


Written in a neat lean E. Syriac hand of about the 16th cent.


Bound in wooden boards, the spine now repaired.



Provenance and Acquisition

Presented to the Library by Walter Sibbald Adie, 3 Feb. 1943 (bookplate).

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), ii.1160-65.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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