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London, BL, Add. 17236

URI: https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1021
Description based on Wright CCCCVIII (1:318-320) Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
Date: AD 1284 / AG 1595
Melkite Syriac script (multiple hands) ܀ Paper Codex, 242 leaves.
Wright's Subject Classification: Choral Books
This manuscript contains: The second part of an 'Εκλογάδιον, ܟܠܘܓܘܕܝܘܢ, or selection from the Menaea, comprising the months of Shĕbāt — Ab (February—August). In total, including sub-sections, this manuscript contains 41 items.

Physical Description

Paper, ahout l0 5/8 in. by 7 1/4, consisting of 242 leaves, some of which are slightly stained and torn, especially foll. 7—15 and 242. The quires, signed with letters, are 25 in number; but ܐ and ܒ are imperfect, leaves being wanting at the beginning and after fol. 6. There are 20 lines in each page.

Hand 1 (major, Melkite Syriac script): This manuscript is written in a good, regular, Malkite hand.
Hand 2 (minor, Unspecified Syriac script): See additions.

Manuscript Contents

Note: Item numbering updated in digital edition.
Item 1 (Fol. 1): The second part of an 'Εκλογάδιον, ܟܠܘܓܘܕܝܘܢ, or selection from the Menaea, comprising the months of Shĕbāt — Ab (February—August). [defective]
Item 2 (Fol. 1a): Shĕbāt, February. [defective]
Item 3 (Fol. 1a): On the 1st, the προέορτιον, profestum, or Vigil, of the Presentation. [defective]
Item 4 (Fol. 2b): On the 2nd, the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple. [defective]
 
Title:
ܒ: ܒܫܒܛ: ܥܐܕܐ ܡܪܐܢܝܐ ܕܡܥܠܬܗ̣ ܕܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܠܗܝܟܠܐ
Item 5 (Fol. 10a): On the 17th, the Commemoration of the martyr Theodore.
 
Title:
ܝܙ: ܒܫܒܛ ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܣܗܕܐ ܩܕܝܫܐ ܬܐܘܕܘܪܘܣ
Item 6 (Fol. 15a): On the 24th, the Invention of the Head of S. John the Baptist.
 
Title:
ܟܕ: ܒܫܒܛ ܫܟܝܚܬܐ(sic) ܕܪܝܫܗ ܕܝܘܚܢܢ ܡܥܡܕܢܐ
Item 7 (Fol. 21a): Adār, March.
Item 8 (Fol. 21a): On the 9th, the Commemoration of the forty Martyrs.
 
Title:
ܛ: ܒܐܕܪ: ܥܐܕܐ: ܕܐܪ̈ܒܥܝܢ ܣܗ̈ܕܐ ܩܕܝܫ̈ܐ ܕܐܣܗ̈ܕܘ ܒܝܡܬܐ ܕܣܒܣܛܝܐ
Item 9 (Fol. 34b): On the 24th, the Vigil of the Annunciation.
 
Title:
ܟܕ: ܒܐܕܪ ܕܩ̇ܕܝܡܘܬ̤ ܥܐܕܐ ܕܣܘܒܪܐ
Item 10 (Fol. 38b): On the 25th, the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin.
 
Title:
ܟܗ: ܒܐܕܪ܀ ܥܐܕܐ ܩܕܝܫܐ ܕܣܘܒܪܐ ܡܪܐܢܝܐ܀ ܕܡܪܬܐ ܕܝܠܢ ܝܠܕܬ ܐܠܗܐ ܒܬ܏ܘ ܕܟܝܬܐ ܡܪܝܡ
Item 11 (Fol. 52b): Nīsān, April.
Item 12 (Fol. 52b): On the 23d, the Commemoration of the martyr George.
 
Title:
ܟܓ: ܒܢܝܣܢ. ܟܘܠܠ ܣܗܕܐ ܓܐܘܪܓܝܘܣ ܪܒܐ
Item 13 (Fol. 63b): On the 25th, the Commemoration of S. Mark the Evangelist.
 
Title:
ܟܗ: ܒܢܝܣܢ: ܕܘܟܪܢܐ. ܕܫܠܝܚܐ: ܡܪܩܘܣ ܐܢܓܠܝܣܛܐ (sic)
Item 14 (Fol. 70a): Iyār, May.
Item 15 (Fol. 70a): On the 8th, the Commemoration of S. John the Evangelist and of Arsenius.
 
Title:
ܐܝܐܪ ܝܪܚܐ: ܏ܚ ܒܗ: ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܫܠܝܚܐ ܝܘܚܢܢ ܐܘܐܢܓܠܝܣܛܐ: ܘܕܚܣܝܐ ܐܪܣܢܝܘܣ
Item 16 (Fol. 77b): On the 15th, the Commemoration of the blessed Virgin.
 
Title:
ܝܗ: ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܝܠܕܬ ܐܠܗܐ
Item 17 (Fol. 83a): On the 24th, the Commemoration of Simeon Stylites.
 
Title:
ܐܝܐܪ ܝܪܚܐ: ܏ܟܕ: ܒܗ ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܚ̇ܣܝܐ ܩܕܝܫܐ ܐܒܐ ܕܝܠܢ ܫܡܥܘܢ ܬܡܝܗܐ ܗܘ ܕܬܕܡܪ̈ܬܗ ܕܝ̇ܡܐ ܘܐܣܛܘܢܝܐ
Item 18 (Fol. 91b): Hazīrān, June.
Item 19 (Fol. 91b): On the 8th, the Translation of the body of the martyr Theodore.
 
Title:
ܚ: ܒܚܙܝܪܐܢ: ܥܐܕܐ ܕܣܗܕܐ ܩܕܝܫܐ ܬܐܘܕܘܪܘܣ: ܐܩܘܠܘܬܝܐ ܕܝܠܗ. ܒܥܝ̣: ܏ܝܙ: ܒܫܒܛ
Item 20 (Fol. 91b): On the 11th, the Commemoration of the Apostles, S. Bartholomew and S. Barnabas.
 
Title:
ܚܙܝܪܐܢ ܝܪܚܐ: ܏ܝܐ: ܒܗ ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܫܠܝ̈ܚܐ ܩ̈ܕ܏ܝܫ ܒܪܬܘܠܡܐܘܣ܀ ܘܒܪܢܒܐ܀
Item 21 (Fol. 98a): On the 14th, the Commemoration of the prophet Elisha.
 
Title:
ܚܙܝܪܐܢ ܝܪܚܐ: ܏ܝܕ ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܢܒܝܐ ܡܝܩܪܐ ܐܠܝܫܥ
Item 22 (Fol. 103a): On the 24th, the Nativity of S. John the Baptist.
 
Title:
ܚܙܝܪܐܢ ܝܪܚܐ: ܏ܟܕ: ܒܗ ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܡܘܠܕܗ ܕܡܪܝ ܝܘܚܢܢ: ܪܗܛܐ ܘܡܥܡܕܢܐ
Item 23 (Fol. 112b): On the 29th, the Commemoration of S. Peter and S. Paul.
 
Title:
ܚܙܝܪܐܢ ܝܪܚܐ: ܏ܟܛ ܒܗ ܟܘܠܠ ܪ̈ܝܫܝ ܫ̈ܠܝܚܐ: ܦܛܪܘܣ: ܘܦܘܠܘܣ: ܩ̈ܕܝܫܐ
Item 24 (Fol. 127b): Tāmūz, July.
Item 25 (Fol. 127b): On the 1st, the Commemoration of the martyrs Cosmas and Damian.
 
Title:
ܐ: ܒܬܡܘܙ: ܥܐܕܐ ܕܣܗ̈ܕܐ ܩܘܙܡܐ ܘܕܡܝܐܢܘܣ: ܒܥܝ̣ ܐܩܘܠܬܝܐ: ܕܝܠܗܘܢ ܒܪܝܫܗ ܕܬܫܪܝܢ: ܏ܒ.
Item 26 (Fol. 127b): On the 2d, the Festival of the Garment of the blessed Virgin.
 
Title:
ܒ: ܒܬܡܘܙ: ܚ̇ܓܐ ܕܡܩܢܥܬܐ ܕܡܪܬܢ ܝܠܕܬ ܐܠܗܐ: ܟܕ ܐܬܬܣܝܡ ܠܒܘܫܗ̇ ܒܥܕܬܐ ܕܒܠܐܫܪܢܐܣ (βλαχέρναι)
Item 27 (Fol. 133a): On the 8th, the Commemoration of the martyr Procopius.
 
Title:
ܚ: ܒܬܡܘܙ܀ ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܣܗܕܐ ܪܒܐ ܦܪܘܩܘܦܝܘܣ
Item 28 (Fol. 138a): On the 17th, the Commemoration of the martyr Marina.
 
Title:
ܝܙ: ܒܬܡܘܙ: ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܣܗܕܬܐ ܩܕܝܫܬܐ ܡ̇ܪܝܢܐ
Item 29 (Fol. 143a): On the 20th, the Ascension of Elijah the prophet.
 
Title:
ܟܟ: ܒܬܡܘܙ: ܣܘܠܩܗ ܕܢܒܝܐ. ܩܕܝܫܐ. ܐܝܠܝܐ: ܪܒܐ
Item 30 (Fol. 153b): On the 25th, the Decease of Anna, the mother of the Virgin Mary.
 
Title:
ܟܗ: ܒܬܡܘܙ: ܥܘܢܕܢܗ̇ ܕܩܕܝܫܬܐ ܚܢܹܐ: ܙܕܝܩܬܐ: ܐܡܐ ܕܝܠܕܬ݀ ܐܠܗܐ ܡܪܝܡ
Item 31 (Fol. 159a): On the 27th, the Commemoration of the martyr Panteleemon.
 
Title:
ܟܙ: ܒܬܡܘܙ: ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܗ̇ܘ ܪܒ ܒܣܗ̈ܕܐ: ܦܢܛܐܠܹܐܝܡܘܢ
Item 32 (Fol. 170b): Ab, August.
Item 33 (Fol. 170b): On the 1st, the Commemoration of the Maccabees, Shamūnī, her seven sons, and their tutor Eleazar.
 
Title:
ܝܪܚܐ: ܐܒ܀ ܝܘܡ̈ܬܐ ܒܗ: ܏ܠܐ: ܐܝܡܡܐ ܫ̈ܥܐ: ܏ܝܓ: ܘܠܠܝܐ ܫ̈ܥܐ : ܏ܝܐ : ܏ܝܐ : ܒܗ : ܟܘܠܠ ܣܗ̈ܕܐ ܡܩܒ̈ܝܐ. ܫܡܘܢܝ܀ ܏ܘܙ : ܒ̈ܢܝܗ̇ ܀ ܘܠܥܙܪ ܡܠܦܢܗܘܢ.
Item 34 (Fol. 177b): On the 5th, the Vigil of the Transfiguration of our Lord.
 
Title:
ܗ: ܒܐܒ: ܩܘܒܠܐ ܕܥܐܕܐ ܕܫܘܚܠܦܐ: ܥܠ ܛܘܪ ܬܐܒܘܪ
Item 35 (Fol. 183a): On the 6th, the Feast of the Transfiguration.
 
Title:
: ܏ܘ : ܒܐܒ : ܥܐܕܐ ܕܫܘܚܠܦ ܚܙܘܗ ܕܡܪܝܐ ܕܝܠܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ ܥܠ ܛܘܪ ܬܐܒܘܪ
Item 36 (Fol. 197a): On the 7th, the Commemoration of the martyr Domitius.
 
Title:
: ܏ܙ : ܒܐܒ: ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܚܣܝܐ ܕܘܡܝܛܝܘܣ ܣܗܕܐ ܕܦܪ̈ܣܝܐ
Item 37 (Fol. 201b): On the 9th, the Commemoration of S. Matthias the Apostle.
 
Title:
ܛ: ܒܐܒ: ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܫܠܝܚܐ ܩܕܝܫܐ: ܡܛܬܝܐ: ܗ̇ܘ ܕܥܠ ܒܡܢܝܢܐ: ܏ܝܒ: ܚܠܦ ܝܗܘܕܐ ܣܟܪܝܘܛܐ
Item 38 (Fol. 205a): On the 14th, the Vigil of the Decease of the blessed Virgin.
 
Title:
ܝܕ: ܒܐܒ: ܩ̇ܕܝܡܘܬ ܥܘܢܕܢܐ
Item 39 (Fol. 209b): On the 15th, the Commemoration of the Decease of the blessed Virgin.
 
Title:
ܝܗ: ܒܐܒ: ܥܘܢܕܢܗ̇ ܕܡܪܬܐ ܕܝܠܢ ܝܠܕܬ ܐܠܗܐ ܒܬ܏ܘ ܕܟܝܬܐ ܡܪܝܡ
Item 40 (Fol. 226a): On the 29th, the Commemoration of the Decollation of S. John the Baptist.
 
Title:
ܟܛ: ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܦܣܩ ܪܝܫܗ ܕܪܗ̇ܛܐ ܝܘܚܢܢ: ܡܥܡܕܢܐ
Item 41 (Fol. 237a): On the 31st, the Commemoration of the Girdle of the blessed Virgin.
 
Title:
ܠܐ: ܒܐܒ: ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܙܘܢܪܐ ܡܝܩܪܐ ܝܠܕܬ ܐܠܗܐ. ܒܬ܏ܘ ܡܪܝܡ

Additions

N.B., folio location may not be available for some items below.
Addition 1 (Fol. 242a): The colophon on fol. 242 a and the following note state that this book was written, A.Gr. 1595, A.D. 1284, in the convent of S. Mary Deipara on the river (كفتون) ܟܦܬܘܢ , near Tripolis, under the rule of the first abbat of the convent, Sim 'ān ibn Jākir (?), by one Gerasimus (Γεράσιμος, جراسمه) ibn Sim 'ān, from the village of Ar-Rummāna (الرُّمَّانَة) in the district of Az-Zabadānī (الزبداني), near Damascus. ܐܬܟܬܒ ܘܐܫܬܡܠܝ ܟܬܒܐ ܗܢܐ: ܕܐܝܬ܏ܘ: ܟܠܘܓܘܕܝܘܢ ܦܠܓܐ ܐܚܪܝܐ ܡܢ ܡܓܒܝܘܬܐ ܕܥ̈ܐܕܐ ܕܫܢܬܐ ܒܥܘܕܪܢ ܡܪܝܐ܀ ܫܩܠ ܕܝܢ ܣܟܐ ܘܫܘܡܠܝܐ܀ ܝܘܡ ܏ܗ܀ ܏ܒܫ܀ ܒܥܣܪ̈ܝܢ ܡܢ ܢܝܣܢ ܝܪܚܐ܀ ܫܢܬ ܐܠܦ: ܘܬ܏ܩ܀ ܘܨ܏ܗ܀ ܝܘ̈ܢܝܐ ܒܕܝܪܐ ܕܩܕܝܫܬܐ ܡܪܬܢ ܝܠܕܬ ܐܠܗܐ܀ ܥܠ ܢܗܪܐ ܕܟܦܬܘܢ܀ ܥܠ ܐܝ̈ܕܝ ܚ̇ܛܝܐ ܘܡܣܟܢܐ: ܘܒܨܝܪ ܒܟܗ̈ܢܐ ܘܕܝܪ̈ܝܐ ܓܪܐܣܡܗ. ܡܢܝܚ ܢܦܫܗ ܐܠܗܐ܀ ܐܠܗܐ ܐܒܐ ܕܟܠ ܪ̈ܚܡܐ ܘܚܘܣܝܐ: ܡܚ̈ܣܐ ܠܟܬܘܒܐ ܏ܘܫ.
Addition 2 (Fol. 242b): This, the first of the Arabic notes on fol. 242 b, offers similar details as the colophon above. كان الفراغ من نصحة (sic) هذه (sic) المعيد يوم الثلتا (sic) .... سنه الف وخمسه مايه وخمسه وتسعين سنه يونانيه بدير السيده كفتون من اعمال اطرابلس في ايام الاب الفاضل ريس الدير ابا سمعان ابن جاقر اول ريس قام على الدير المقدس, كتبه العبد الخاطي المسكين الفقير من عمل البر الحقير في الكهنه والرهبان جراسمه ابن سمعان من قِريِة الرمانه من عمل الرىداني (sic) من اقليم دمشق وهو يسال لكل من يقرا في هده (sic) الكتاب او ينصخ (sic) منه يترحم عليه وعلَي والديه الله يغفر للكاتب وللقاري وللمعتنى فس هده (sic) الكتاب ولكل من يقول امين امين امين
Addition 3: On fol. 242 b there are two other notes in Arabic, of later date, and both much effaced. The writer of one of them was named Daniel, ذنايال

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