Summary: Pope Francis declared Maronite
Patriarch Elias Howayek venerable Saturday, bringing the patriarch who oversaw the creation of the modern state of Lebanon closer to sainthood.
Following the war, he devoted his energies to securing reconciliation in Lebanon, particularly between the Maronites
and the Druze.
Two more Maronite
villages, Asomatos and Agia Marina, remain occupied although there is agreement on both sides for the Maronites
Maron is the father of the Maronite
Churche's spiritual and monastic movement.
LOUIS -- When Deacon Wissam Akiki was ordained as a Maronite
Catholic priest Thursday night in St.
During an interview with journalist, Patriarch al-Rahi said that the Maronite
Patriarchy invited the Syrian leadership to participate in the inauguration ceremony which will take place on March 25th, similar to other countries that have Maronite
In this remarkable book, Ussama Makdisi offers a marvelously subtle analysis of American missionary work in nineteenth-century Syria, and just as importantly, the Syrian Maronite
reaction to the missionaries' overtures.
On the eve of this anniversary, Maronite
Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir who at the same time sponsors the Christians of the "Cedar's Revolution" and the "Second Independence (from Syria)", addressed a message in which he considered that "Lebanon is the centre of gravity to secure and maintain the Maronites
' unityC*and the Lebanese land is a legacy through which, and on which, the Maronite
historical identity was established." It is understood from this definition that there is a physiological relationship between the Maronites
and Lebanon; it is their homeland in which their identity and personal satisfaction exist.
Referring to Maronites
who live in Cyprus, he said that one of the government's priorities is to help them "retain their identity and secure their prosperity".
trace their beginnings to Saint Maroun who led a monastic life in the fourth century in Syria.
It marked a stark end to his promising beginnings: birth into a prominent family; grooming for the priesthood in the Maronite
Church; stints in the service of the Maronite
bishop of Beirut, a Muslim emir, and a Druze notable; and authorship of books of poetry and a treatise on the relationship between kinship and marriage.
Montreal--During March 14-26, Canada's 80,000 Maronite
rite Catholics welcomed their spiritual leader on his first visit to this country.