Synaxarion texts in PO, with links to online texts   2 comments

Among the volumes of the venerable series Patrologia Orientalis (see a list of online volumes here) are synaxarion texts in Arabic, Armenian, Georgian (see update at the bottom), and Gǝʿǝz. The synaxarion — the collection of shorter or longer notices in commemoration of saints for each day of the church calendar — as it appears in different language-traditions offers both language students and students of the saints a host of reading-material: there are mountains of texts for a great many saints common to all the language-traditions, and these texts may be fruitfully compared with each other philologically, literarily, and otherwise, as well as saints particular to each language-tradition. (For further comparison, one might turn to the Byzantine Synaxarium ecclesiae constantinopolitanum, edited by Delehaye.) To make reference easier to these synaxarion texts from PO, all of which are given in the original language and with a French translation, here is a list according to month and PO volume, with links to the appropriate books at archive.org, where available. The month names are given according to the appropriate language and preceded by their number; for the correspondences of the months, see here from BHO. For more on eastern Christian hagiography, in addition to the volumes mentioned here, see my tagged bibliography, still in progress, here.

Month PO # Editor Online
GƎʿƎZ      
1 Mäskäräm 43.3 Colin  
2 Ṭǝqǝmt 44.1 Colin  
3 Ḫǝdār 44.3 Colin  
4 Taḫśaś I 15.5 Grébaut http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient15pariuoft
4 Taḫśaś II 26.1 Grébaut  
5 Ṭǝrr 45.1 Colin  
6 Yäkkatit 45.3 Colin  
7 Mäggabit 46.3 Colin  
8 Miyazya 46.4 Colin  
9 Gǝnbot 47.3 Colin  
10 Säne 1.5 Guidi http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorien01grafgoog
11 Ḥamle 7.3 Guidi http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient07pariuoft
12 Näḥase and 13 Pagʷämen 9.4 Guidi et al. http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient09pariuoft
Index, annexes 48.3 Colin  
       
       
ARMENIAN      
1 Navasard 5.3 Bayan https://archive.org/details/patrologiaorien05pari
2 Hoṛi 6.2 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient06pariuoft
3 Sahmi 15.3 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient15pariuoft
4 Trē 16.1 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient16pariuoft
5 K’ałoc’ 18.1 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient18pariuoft
6 Arac’ 19.1 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient19pariuoft
7 Mehekan 21.1 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient21pariuoft
8 Areg 21.2 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient21pariuoft
9 Ahekan 21.3 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient21pariuoft
10 Mareri 21.4 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient21pariuoft
11 Margac’ 21.5 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient21pariuoft
12 Hrotic’ and 13 Awelik’ 21.6 Bayan http://www.archive.org/details/patrologiaorient21pariuoft
       
       
ARABIC      
1 Tout and 2 Bāba 1.3 Basset https://archive.org/details/patrologiaorient01pari
3 Hatūr and 4 Kīhak 3.3 Basset https://archive.org/details/patrologiaorient03pariuoft
5 Ṭūba and 6 Amšīr 11.5 Basset https://archive.org/details/patrologiaorient11pariuoft
7 Barmahāt, 8 Barmūda, and 9 Bašuns 16.2 Basset https://archive.org/details/patrologiaorien16pari
10 Baʾūna, 11 Abīb, and 12 Misrá 17.3 Basset https://archive.org/details/patrologiaorient17pariuoft
Additions et corrections; Tables 20.5 Basset   

UPDATE (June 27, 2013): I initially failed to recall Nikolay Marr’s ed. and tr. of an old recension of the Georgian synaxarion: Synaxaire géorgien: Rédaction ancienne de l’union arméno-géorgienne, in PO 19.5, which has texts on Stephen, Peter, and Paul, available here in PDF, and, with the Georgian text only, here from TITUS.

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