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Chahtoul lies in the Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon Governate and is predominantly made up of Maronite Christians. Father Yousef Motous, interviewed by Lebanese Forces, blamed authorities for allowing the festival to go on and said they should ...
The position of president must be filled by a Maronite Christian. The first round of voting requires two-thirds of Lebanon's 128 MPs to attend a session and a candidate will be elected president if they secure a two-thirds majority, or 86 votes.
Tehran - Tehran announced on Monday that it welcomes efforts being made in Lebanon to find a way to reconcile different political factions in the country, seeing it vital for the national integrity of the country.
The National Museum of Beirut was once one of the most dangerous places on Earth. Closed for over two decades as a result of the bloody Lebanese civil war, it finally reopened its basement level this month after more than 40 years.

Because these reports are almost too gruesome to believe, I contacted a representative of the Maronite Catholic Church, one of the larger groups of Christians in the Levant (Lebanon and Syria), to check the veracity of these reports and to determine ...
Another Brooklyn site with links to Manhattan's Little Syria is Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Cathedral, a few blocks from Atlantic.
Saint Anthony Maronite Catholic Church is hosting a group of guests whose voices have gained international recognition. Saint Rafka's Choir, one of the leading choirs in Lebanon, is in Central Virginia this week.
The assembly is due to convene next week for the 46th time amid high expectations that a president will be elected and that the job will go to Aoun, a Maronite Christian and former army commander. "Since Hariri has decided to endorse him, and save any ...
Another Brooklyn site with links to Manhattan's Little Syria is Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Cathedral, a few blocks from Atlantic.
At the end of the month Father Charles Khachan, the pastor of St. George Maronite Church, and his parishioners are putting on their annual Lebanese Food Festival.
Christian Maronite peasants revolted against their Druze overlords, which culminated in a war between the Christian Maronites on one side and the Druze and Muslims on the other side. 8-1-2 The Druze military was victorious and massacres against ...
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, 17 Granville Ave.
FILE - Speaker Nabih Berri heads the dialogue at the Parliament in Beirut's Nejmeh Square, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Parliament Website, HO).
"There is absolutely nothing in the Lebanese Constitution that requires a Maronite president, or a Sunni prime minister, or a Shia speaker," Gemayel said, acknowledging their implicit roles.

St. Sharbel is a church in the Eastern Catholic tradition that was founded in 1996 when a group of Maronite families established a regular Maronite Liturgy in Raleigh. The congregation currently meets at the St. Mary's of the Angels Chapel at St ...
Jennifer Katrib, a Year 12 student at Maronite College of the Holy Family in Sydney's West said she welcomed the prospect of open-book exams.
The Palestinian people have a "natural right" to recognition as a sovereign state, according to Maronite Catholic Patriarch Bechara Rai.
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have deported 27 Lebanese Maronite Christians, including women and children, for participating in an "un-Islamic" prayer and for possessing the Gospel.
"George was only 17 years old when he arrived in America in 1901 with a group of Maronite Catholics, full of hope for his future.
The consequence is heavy for the Maronite Church. Pointing out that "one in three priests has chosen to leave Damascus towards more peaceful countries", his despair is clear in the question "what will our Church become without priests?
women and children were among the 27 deported Lebanese Maronite Christians. The arrest and deportation happened despite the Saudi government's formal recognition of Christians and other non-Muslims' right to worship in private in 2006, EWTN notes.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (ChurchMilitant.com) - Saudi Arabia has deported 27 Lebanese Maronite Catholics, part of the Catholic Church's Eastern Rite, for celebrating the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven.
This cultural and culinary showcase is hosted by Saint Joseph Maronite Catholic Church, at 3870 Castleman St. Among the festivities planned are traditional food, singing and dancing, flavored hookahs, face painting, dance lessons, board games, crafts, ...
He said that the patriarchate does not "prefer one candidate over another," but hopes for an outcome that would satisfy Lebanon's Christian population.
And then there are the smaller claims on the city from, among others, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Georgian, Latin, Maronite, Nestorian, Orthodox, and Syriac churches. What museum had the resources and the judgment to present a full and balanced picture?
Bethel, CT - Ana Italia Raquel Garcia Tapia, 82, of Bethel, wife of Jorge Tapia, died at her home on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
16, based upon an interview with Father Thomas Taylor, which described the St. Faustina Monastery at 805 Wayne St., the St. Elias Seminary that is housed there, and the Brothers of Divine Mercy, described as a Maronite Eastern Orthodox religious order.
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai speaks to members of the Christian community during a mass in a two day visit in Damascus, Syria, June 7, 2015.
The Lebanese government allocates positions based on religious affiliation. For example, the president must be Maronite Christian; the prime minister is Sunni and the speaker of the parliament is Shia.
Gemayel is a Maronite Christian whereas Carine Tadmouri, 26, is a Sunni Muslim whose family hails from Tripoli and whose mother, Jumana Shahal Timery, is a renowned activist in the French Association for the Protection of Tripoli [Association pour la ...
SPECIAL SCHOFFER: Wissoem Farhat enjoys a fun-filled moment with Sarah Farhat, Anthony Farhat, Sophia Scott and Mia Scott in the golf cart he drove around the St. George Maronite Catholic Church Lebanese Festival last weekend in Cranston.
Joubran also noted how his Maronite Christian tradition informs his outlook on life. Like many of his Jewish colleagues, Joubran augments opinions with statements from the religious traditions of those involved in the case.
Qassem claimed that Hezbollah parliamentarians would stop boycotting the electoral sessions if, with the help of the Future Movement, they could vote Aoun into the presidency, Ya Libnan wrote.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, 17 Granville Ave.
Meanwhile, the Maronite Church and the Higher Shiite Islamic Council formed a joint committee to resolve the recent land disputes in Aqoura and Lasa.
SCRANTON -- The St. Ann Maronite Church held its 22nd annual Lebanese Heritage Festival in west Scranton on Sunday. For more than two decades, the festival has attracted hundreds of people from northeastern Pennsylvania to experience the Lebanese ...
The St. Faustina Monastery is the first U.S. location for the Brothers of Divine Mercy, a Maronite and Syrian Orthodox religious community which has missions in Africa and the Mideast and an office in Belgium.
The St. Faustina Monastery is the first U.S. location for the Brothers of Divine Mercy, a Maronite and Syrian Orthodox religious community which has missions in Africa and the Mideast and an office in Belgium.
The Eastern Catholic Churches include, among others, the Ukrainian, Ruthenian, Melkite, Romanian, Maronite, Armenian, Chaldean, Syriac, Syro-Malankara and Syro-Malabar churches.
In August of that year, Israel pressured the Lebanese Parliament to choose Bashir Gemayal, leader of the Israel-allied Maronites, as president. However, Gemayal was assassinated on September 14, and the Maronite Christian community, especially the ...
Donations came in from Maronite Catholics and Christians in Lebanon as well as from the faithful around the world, in particular from Lebanese expatriates.
AVON. Communicating: The Alzheimer's Association will offer a free program on how to communicate with those suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church with the Rev.
She was a teachers Aide with Bedford County public schools and was a member of St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Gerald Joseph Brunning; her sister, Maria Crupi and husband, Thomas of London Derry, N.H.
St. George Maronite Catholic Church in Cranston will kick off its third annual Lebanese Festival on Friday beginning at 4 p.m.. "We're expecting thousands to gather and enjoy authentic Lebanese cuisine that will be prepared by dozens of parishioners ...
She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Jean Dennis Dupuis. She was a teachers Aide with Bedford County public schools and was a member of St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Gerald Joseph Brunning; her ...
JAKE DANNA STEVENS/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Maria Deeb Ligorio, left, and Mary Theresa Mackarey Fielding of St. Ann Maronite Church in West Scranton are this week's Local Flavor: Recipes We Love contest winners, thanks to their recipe for Tabouli, ...


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