Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum - HMML Repository

Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum

This was originally the family collection of Geevarghese Mar Ivanios, containing manuscripts copied by his ancestors. From him, the Syro-Malankara Church inherited the collection. These manuscripts reflect the diverse history of a prominent Syrian Christian priestly family, beginning with the early 16th century, when the family was Catholic. With the arrival of East Syriac missionary bishops in the early 18th century, the family joined the East Syriac community under the missionary Mar Gabriel, and its scribes began to copy East Syriac literature. In 1751, the family joined the following of Mor Baselios Shukrallah, a Syriac Orthodox missionary bishop, and the collection began to incorporate Syriac Orthodox literature. In 1933, Mar Ivanios joined the Catholic Church and reformed the liturgy of his Church based on the liturgy of the Syrian Catholic Church in Lebanon.

Digitization completed by SRITE: Project for Preserving the Manuscripts of the Syrian Christians in India, directed by István Perczel. Cataloged by Radu Mustaţă. The catalog descriptions are part of the results of a project which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement n° 647467 — JEWSEAST).