Text in bolorgir, written in one column of 17 lines. Subtitles in red bolorgir, and several initial lines of individual texts in red or magenta bolorgir. Large erkatagir initials throughout the codex.Seventeen quires numbered with the letters of the Armenian alphabet, written in bolorgir in he lower margin of the page. Except for quire 17, which has only two leaves, the quires have gatherings of twelve leaves each.
Fragments of three Ritual Books, herewith described individually: Fragment I: Text in bolorgir, written in one column of 22-26 lines. Subtitles mostly in bolorgir, others in notragir; initials throughout the text in large erkat’agir, all in black ink.Fragment II: Text in bolorgir, written in one column of 15-18 lines. Subtitles in red bolorgir, and initials throughout the text in large erkat’agir, in red ink.Fragment III: Text in bolorgir, written in one column of 20 lines. Subtitles in red bolorgir, and initials throughout the text in large erkat’agir, also in red. Fragment I consists of one quire of 10 leaves. The quires of Fragments II and III appear to have had 12 leaves each.
Text in notragir, written in one column of 27-29 lines. Subtitles in red notragir, and initials throughout the text in large erkat’agir or notragir. There are many lacunae in the codex and numerous leaves have been misbound; hence a number of gatherings have an uneven number of leaves. The codex at one time had at least 15 quires, with gatherings of 12 leaves.
The MS is a copy of the abridged version of "The Shield of Faith, Concerning the Orthodoxy of the Armenian Church" (Vahan havatoy ułłap῾aṙut῾ean Hayastaneayc῾ Yekełec῾voy), authored by the Venice Mekhitarist Father Mik῾ayēl Č’amčian (1738-1823). According to Ormanian, the original unabridged manuscript of this work, a copy of which he saw in the library of the Antonian Armenian Catholic monastic order at Constantinople, consisted of 924 handwritten pages (see Ormanian, 1816, Azgapatum, para. 2165). In this work, which was written during the years 1776-1816, Č’amčian endeavored to defend the "orthodoxy" of the Armenian church against Catholic Armenian charges that it had deviated from the truth. There were ten such charges, namely, that the Armenians: 1) reject the decisions of the Council of Chalcedon; 2)proclaim only one nature in Christ; 3)reject the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son; 4) hold an erroneous position toward life in the hereafter; 5) recite "Holy God" with the addition of "who were crucified for us"; 6) celebrate Christmas on January 6; 7)do not dilute the Eucharistic wine; 8) do not conform to the observance of the Roman church'es rules and commandments; 9) reject extreme unction; 10) reject the primacy of the Roman see. Discussing each of these accusations, Č’amčian concludes that the charges are groundless and that "there is no justification for calling the Armenians deviationists or heretics; rather, they must be recognized as orthodox".