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Aoun was speaking on Sunday after attending Easter Mass, celebrated by Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rahi in Bkirki. In his sermon, the Patriarch congratulated Aoun on Easter Day, wishing him success in leading the country at the political, economic, security and social levels. The Patriarch addressed ... Army
Aoun was speaking on Sunday after attending Easter Mass, celebrated by Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rahi in Bkirki. In his sermon, the Patriarch congratulated Aoun on Easter Day, wishing him success in leading the country at the political, economic, security and social levels. The Patriarch addressed ...

President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, hoped for the resurrection and salvation of Lebanon, saying “today we are celebrating the resurrection of Christ, and we hope for the salvation of Lebanon.” President Aoun's fresh words on Sunday came in the wake of his visit to Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara ...
The Catholic one this Sunday, the Orthodox one next Sunday. Christians make the rounds of each other's churches in a popular celebration of Jesus's life, death and resurrection. Ecumenicism is at work in Damascus, the cradle of Christianity. We begin at the Maronite Catholic Church of St Anthony as the ...
By mid-morning, thousands of darkly dressed figures are gathered in a park in suburban western Sydney. It's Good Friday, and for Maronites — members of the Lebanese branch of the Catholic church — it's one of the holiest, and most sorrowful, days of the year. Maronite Catholicism comes from the ...
Lebanese President Michel Aoun meets Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi at the presidential palace. (Dalati & Nohra). Beirut - Nazeer Rida. President Michel Aoun warned on Friday that Lebanon was “bankrupt”, which therefore demands the need to “control finances and combat corruption.”

Fairfax Media has also been contacted by Santa Sabina parents of Maronite Catholic background who said they do not agree with the push by some members of their community to oust Dr Herrett. One father, who did not wish to be named, said he thinks Dr Herrett is “someone you'd want your daughters to ...
"The bombing destroyed many important archaeological buildings", including the tomb of Saint Maron of the Maronite community, said Syrian antiquities chief Mahmoud Hamoud. Also destroyed was "the Julianus Church, which includes the mausoleum and is one of the oldest Christian churches in the ...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting with Lebanon's Christian Maronite patriarch on November 14, 2017, in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia's King Salman hosted the head of the Lebanese Maronite church Beshara Rai, a historic first at a time when Riyadh is stepping up the pressure on ...
Just because we're into the being “the new North” doesn't mean we don't have a deep love of some throwback institutions like a rockin' Lenten fish fry—and don't you dare say ironic, we're legit-ly into them. And to get you into them, too, Liz B. is our Fish Fry Finder for this season. #blessed! She's going to ...
Just because we're into the being "the new North" doesn't mean we don't have a deep love of some throwback institutions like a rockin' Lenten fish fry--and don't you dare say ironic, we're legit-ly into them. And to get you into them, too, Liz B. is our Fish Fry Finder for this season. #blessed! She's going ...
Pope Francis has raised the Apostolic Exarchate for the Maronite faithful to the Eparchy of the Annunciation, with See in Ibadan, and has appointed Reverend Chorbishop Simon Faddoul as first bishop. The Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) Rev Fr. Ralph Madu said this ...
A dispute between the Future Movement and the FPM had emerged few weeks ago when the Free Patriotic had asked to name one maronite and one ... seats in the Akkar district during the upcoming parliamentary elections, divided between three Sunnis, two Orthodox, one Maronite and one Alawite.
The Lebanese-Australian engineer Danny Nouh is about to become the “first married man to be ordained to the priesthood in Australia for the Maronite Catholic Church,” according to sources. FB | Australian Maronite Professionals Council ...
Pope Francis on Friday received staff and students from the Pontifical Maronite College here in Rome, telling them that these years of training were the foundation stone of their future as pastors in Lebanon and the whole of the Middle East.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Friday received staff and students from the Pontifical Maronite College here in Rome, telling them that these years of training were the foundation ... In conclusion the pope entrusted to this Maronite community the protection of Our Lady of Lebanon and their great saints.
CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis met at a private audience on February 16 with students at the Pontifical Maronite College in Rome. He remarked that in the face of temptations toward a “culture of the temporary and appearances,” their time of study in Rome should help them to develop “antibodies against ...

MARONITE Catholics living in Brisbane made a pilgrimage to their homeland of Lebanon in the spiritual sense when they welcomed the first-class relics of their founding father St Maroun. The Maronite community of St Maroun's, Greenslopes, venerated the ex-ossibus relics of St Maroun, taken from his ...
Wanda was a lifetime member of St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church where she passionately volunteered in many roles and nurtured her deep devotion to Our Blessed Mother Mary. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel with a service of incense ...
A man prays after receiving ashes during Mass Feb. 12 at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church in Washington. In the Maronite Catholic Church, ashes are distributed on Monday, two days ahead of the Latin rite's traditional Ash Wednesday distribution. (Credit: CNS photo/Bob Roller.) ...
It was the beating heart of the island's small but vibrant Maronite community. But then in 1974, a brief Greece-backed coup prompted a military intervention by Turkish forces, which effectively divided the island between a Turkish Cypriot north and a Greek Cypriot south. The Maronites, who resided in four ...
BEIRUT – Lebanese Maronite Christians on Sunday celebrated the start of the holy week that precedes Easter, known as Palm Sunday. Maronite Bishop of Beirut Boulos Matar led a mass procession in the streets surrounding the St. George Maronite Cathedral and the Mohamed al-Amin Mosque in downtown Beirut, then ...
Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci pledged on Friday that the issue of Maronites returning to their homes in Ayia Marina village would be discussed with the 'government' once 'parliament' approves the 'state budget' for 2018, reports from the north said. According to the Cyprus News Agency, which ...
“Bombs are killing innocent people every day,” Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus wrote in his Lenten letter. He also narrowly escaped a missile strike in January. As a result an increasing number of Syrians are attempting to migrate overseas “even though this is becoming increasingly difficult ...
Power outages are a daily nuisance even in the prosperous Maronite community of Nahr Ibrahim overlooking the Mediterranean just south of Byblos, where I am renting a studio until the end of the month. The once-pristine hills from here to Jounieh have been permanently ruined by urban sprawl. The traffic ...
Pope Francis on Friday received staff and students from the Pontifical Maronite College here in Rome, telling them that these years of training were the foundation stone of their future as pastors in Lebanon and the whole of the Middle East.
CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis met at a private audience on February 16 with students at the Pontifical Maronite College in Rome. He remarked that in the face of temptations toward a “culture of the temporary and appearances,” their time of study in Rome should help them to develop “antibodies against ...
MARONITE Catholics living in Brisbane made a pilgrimage to their homeland of Lebanon in the spiritual sense when they welcomed the first-class relics of their founding father St Maroun. The Maronite community of St Maroun's, Greenslopes, venerated the ex-ossibus relics of St Maroun, taken from his ...
Maronite Father Rouphael Zgheib, national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Lebanon, spoke about the sentence to Fides, the news agency of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. “The judge realized that the boys did not know anything about the Quran despite being ...
On Saturday 24 February, at 6 pm the Colosseum will be spotlit to represent the blood of Christians who have been wounded or lost their lives due to religious persecution. Simultaneously, in Syria and Iraq, prominent churches will be illuminated with red lights. In Aleppo, the St Elijah Maronite Cathedral ...
A man prays after receiving ashes during Mass Feb. 12 at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church in Washington. In the Maronite Catholic Church, ashes are distributed on Monday, two days ahead of the Latin rite's traditional Ash Wednesday distribution. (Credit: CNS photo/Bob Roller.) ...
It was the beating heart of the island's small but vibrant Maronite community. But then in 1974, a brief Greece-backed coup prompted a military intervention by Turkish forces, which effectively divided the island between a Turkish Cypriot north and a Greek Cypriot south. The Maronites, who resided in four ...
He was addressing the Maronite community following a church service in honour of Saint Maroun in Nicosia, in the presence of Lebanon's Foreign Affairs Minister Gebran Bassil. The presence of the Lebanese minister, Anastasiades said, was a proof of the “excellent relations between Cyprus and Lebanon ...
+ Maron (or Maro) was born in Syria and became a hermit, living near the Orontes River. + When he found a pagan temple, he dedicated it to God and made it into a shrine. + Ordained a priest in 405, he spent his days and nights in prayer, and was known for the many miracles attributed to his intercession.
There are 172,555 voters in Zahle, distributed between Sunnis, Shi'ites, Maronites and Armenians, but the Catholics have a major presence, with ... The seven electoral seats are distributed as follows: two Catholic seats, one Armenian Orthodox, one Greek Orthodox, one Maronite, one Sunni and one ...
Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, the son-in-law of President Michel Aoun, enraged supporters of Shi'ite Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, when he was heard in a leaked video calling Berri "a thug". Bassil and Aoun are Maronite Christians. Here, Bassil speaks during a meeting with Italian ...
Election experts confirmed that the distribution of seats among the political forces was almost conclusive. However, only one Maronite seat would be subject to an electoral battle, which would renew the conflict between Aoun and Berri, as the latter publicly supports candidate Ibrahim Azar, while the former ...
Hariri, a Sunni and dual Lebanese-Saudi national, took office in 2016 in a power-sharing agreement with President Michel Aoun, a Maronite Christian favored by Hezbollah, following two years during which Lebanon essentially had no government. "Iran is a country that we need to deal with. Each nation ...
Samy Gemayel, an opposition MP and the leader of the (Maronite Christian) Phalangist Party, said the waste had been washed into the sea from rubbish dumps along the coast. He called for senior officials to be held to account. "I am speechless as I see the tremendous amount of garbage that was forced ...
The Maronites are an Eastern Catholic Church that is in full communion with Rome. There are about 3 million Maronites in the world. Although the church originated in the Levant, there are now significant Maronite populations in Brazil, Argentina and the United States. The Maronites have faced persecution ...
According to the UN refugee agency, nearly one million Syrian refugees currently live in Lebanon. With the IS group defeated, the border with Syria has recently reopened, but many Syrian refugees are staying put. FRANCE 24's Julie Dungelhoeff reports from the town of Qaa in northern Lebanon, which is ...
Maronite Archbishop Providentially Spared From Death in Syrian Bombing. Archbishop Samir Nassar was saved from death, he says, only ... DAMASCUS, Syria — A bomb fell in the bedroom of the Maronite archbishop of Damascus last week. He was spared death, he says, only because of a Providential ...
DAMASCUS – A bishop in war-torn Syria narrowly escaped death when a bomb landed on his bed during an offensive in the country's capital, Damascus. According to Christian humanitarian charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar's life was spared because he woke up ...
Maronite Father Albert Assaf, a canon lawyer who has taught bioethics, serves as chaplain at Notre Dame University Louaize in Lebanon. He is also spiritual adviser to Rachel's Vineyard in the country. (Credit: CNS photo/Notre Dame University of Lebanon.) ...
The two officials see themselves as the respective leaders of their sect, Aoun of Maronite Christians and Berri of Shi'ites. They have however been separated by a “lack of chemistry” that dates back to at least 2009 and this dispute will likely cast its shadow on the government, May 6 parliamentary elections ...
St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church, 5406 E. Virginia Ave., Phoenix, will once again host the relics of St. Sharbel Makhlouf this month. The saint is known worldwide as a miracle saint for his spiritual and physical healings, including restoration of a Phoenix woman's vision restored after touching the relics ...
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai took President Michel Aoun's side Friday in an ongoing feud with Speaker Nabih Berri over a controversial decree promoting a number of Army officers. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes.
Information Minister Melhem Riachi said Sunday that there is a Maronite-Sunni-Druze fear of Shiite domination of the Lebanese state, in an interview with Voice of Lebanon Radio (93.3 fm). you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes ...
A new Maronite General Council was elected Thursday for a three-year term, to be headed by former Minister Wadih Khazen. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes. subscribe now unrestricted access 1 month...$12 | 3 months.
A Maronite participates in a mass in the cedars forest in the northern Lebanese village of Bsharreh (courtesy Patrick Baz). In a “Letter of Intent” at the beginning of the 257-page volume of photos “Christians of Lebanon” launched this week in Beirut, Baz wrote: Patrick Baz' “Christians of Lebanon” (Abu-Fadil) ...


 

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