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44 Manuscripts From The Major Archdiocese Of Trivandum (syro Malankara Catholic Church) In India Have Been Added To Reading Room

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The end of the Gospel of Matthew and beginning of Mark in APSTCH TRIV2 01 00001( fol. 37r)

44 manuscripts from the Major Archdiocese of Trivandum (Syro-Malankara Catholic Church) in India have been added to Reading Room

Posted: 2022-05-20

The collection of the Major Archdiocese of Trivandum (Syro-Malankara Catholic Church) has now been cataloged. This collection is composed of 44 manuscripts, including one from the collection of Mar Ivanios College. The manuscripts are primarily written in the West Syriac (Serto) script, but there are also a few written in the East Syriac script, reflecting the diverse history of Syriac Christianity in India.

The contents of the manuscripts are primarily liturgical, including biblical texts, collections of prayers, and various rites and liturgies for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. These manuscripts are important witnesses for observing the evolving liturgical traditions of Christian communities in India.  Most of the manuscripts were produced in the 18th-20th centuries, but the one held at Mar Ivanios College, a copy of the four Gospels (APSTCH TRIV2 01 00001) is dated to 1563 CE. This manuscript is remarkable because it is one of the earliest surviving Syriac manuscripts that was copied in India. View now

Image caption: The end of the Gospel of Matthew and beginning of Mark in APSTCH TRIV2 01 00001( fol. 37r)

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