NNA - The "Strong Republic" parliamentary bloc held its regular meeting this Thursday in Maarab under the chairmanship of Lebanese Forces Party leader, Samir Geagea, where he congratulated the Lebanese on Eid al-Adha and the Assumption of Virgin Mary
, wishing Prime Minister Saad Hariri "success in his visit to Washington." Speaking in the wake of the meeting, Geagea said that "Lebanon shares great interests with the US," reminding Hezbollah of his relationship with Iran.
The source also said for the same reason, the monastery decided to ban the fair or 'panayiri' that organised each year on August 15 -- the day the Church marks the Assumption of Virgin Mary
-- outside the grounds of the monastery as it was not in accord with the sanctity of the place.
The Assumption fast begins today and continues until August 15 when one of the greatest Christian feasts, the Assumption of Virgin Mary
is marked, BGNES reports.
"The Feast of the Assumption of Virgin Mary
in body and soul to Heaven is a celebration of the dignity of man himself and his body, and marks the sanctity of human life and body," said the Patriarch, adding, "For this reason the Church continues the cry of the Gospel and condemns every attack on this human being, of whatever kind, be it spiritual, moral or physical."
We pray for them to elect a president for the country, hold dialogue with each others, come back down from the thrones of their own personal opinions and be free from their thoughts and stances." Rahi on Friday visited Lady of Qannoubine Church where he chaired a mass service on the Assumption of Virgin Mary