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  North Cyprus: Maronite-Cypriot Community in Kormacit (Kormatiki)
Maronite Church is one of the largest Eastern-rite communities of the Roman Catholic Church, prominent especially in modern Lebabon; it is the only Eastern-rite church that has no non- Catholic or Orthodox counterpart.
According to the medieval bishop William of Tyre, the Maronite patriarch sought union with the Latin patriarch of Antioch in 1182.
Maronites are also found in Southern Europe [notably in France and Cyprus], and North and South America, having emigrated in the 19th century.
www.cypnet.co.uk /ncyprus/people/cypmaronites   (644 words)

  
 Media- The Maronite Church and the Media
Since the Church is both a “community of communication” with Christ as “Word” and “Mediator”, media and communication had always been part and parcel of its apostolic mission and its work mechanism.
The mission of the Church, since the time of the apostles, was based on direct and personal communication through the spread of the Word and through live testimony of knowledge, freedom and justice.
That is why, in view of all of these responsibilities, the Church pastors and leaders of the society and of public opinion lay great importance on the means of mass media and communication and consider them as constants in their activities and projects.
www.maronite-heritage.com /html/media.html   (762 words)

  
 Maronite Church
The Christian roots of the Maronites reach into Apostolic time and come form an area between Antioch and Edessa that resisted, for the most part, the influence of Hellenization, thereby retaining the ancient Semitic thought forms in culture, politics, language, and liturgical expression.
However, the Maronite Church did retain the Antiochean structure of the liturgy.
Maronite evangelization and influence spread east toward the Euphrates, north to Antioch, west to Cyprus, and South to Lebanon.
www.faswebdesign.com /ECPA/Syria/Maronite.html   (242 words)

  
 Catholic Diocese of Johannesburg - Maronite Church
All that is known about Maroun, the spiritual father and protector of the Maronites comes from Theodoret, the Bishop of Cyr, who he described as the ‘‘one who has planted for God the garden which flourishes now in the region of Cyr”.
The formation of the Maronite church as a formal entity began with the institution of the Maronite Patriarchate, a rallying point in both the political and ecclesiastical spheres.
He was the first Maronite to attempt a complete history of his people and to attempt to codify all aspects of the Maronite Liturgy.
www.catholic-johannesburg.org.za /maronite   (635 words)

  
 The Story of the Maronite Catholics
The Maronites, an Eastern rite Catholic Church, profess the same Apostolic Faith, celebrate the same Mysteries (Sacraments) and are united with the chief Shepherd of the Church, the Pope, as all Roman Catholics throughout the world.
The Maronite Church is the only one among the Eastern Churches that has always maintained its bonds with Rome and the Successor of St. Peter.
On May 16th 2004, the Maronite Church was again covered in glory as one of her sons, the Blessed Nimatullah Al-Hardini, was raised to the altars at St. Peter's Basilica, in Rome, by His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
www.maronitemonks.org /MaroniteCatholics.htm   (1795 words)

  
 Maronite Church
The spiritual head of the Maronites is the Patriarch of Antioch, who actually resides no longer in Antakya (now Turkey) but in Jounieh north of Beirut.
The liturgy was developed inside the Maronite Church prior to the affiliation to Rome in the 12th century, but Roman Catholic elements have been introduced.
Late 7th century With the arrival of Islam in Syria, the Maronites leave for the Lebanon mountains, under the leadership of Joannes Maro (or John Maron), their patriarch of Antioch.
lexicorient.com /e.o/maronite.htm   (626 words)

  
 Maronite Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Little was heard from the Maronites for 400 years, as they quietly escaped the Muslim invasions in the mountains of Lebanon, until the Crusader Raymond of Toulouse discovered the Maronites in the mountains near Tripoli, Lebanon on his way to conquer Jerusalem.
The head of the Maronite Church is the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch, who is elected by the bishops of the Maronite church and now resides in Bkirki, north of Beirut (the Maronite Patriarch resides in the northern town of Dimane during the summer months).
Strictly speaking, the Maronite church belongs to the Antiochene Tradition and is a West Syro-Antiochene Rite.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Maronite   (1710 words)

  
 About Our Lady's Maronite Church
Later during the Arab invasion of the Middle East the Maronites fled to the Cyprus and to the safety of the Lebanon mountains.
The Maronite liturgy is one of the oldest in the Catholic Church.
The early churches were former synagogues, and the bema was the raised platform on which the elders stood and read scripture.
www.ourladysmaronite.org /aboutrite.htm   (1249 words)

  
 Archbishop of the Maronite Church in Cyprus
It covered relations with the various Churches and with the Muslims; it dealt with the Arab milieu and the future of Lebanon as a country with a "mission", a country unique in its pluralism.
This view may be correct according to that aforementioned Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches which does in fact limit the non-liturgical authority of the Patriarch and the synod of bishops of the Patriarchal Church to the territorial boundaries, i.e.
The Churches of the Diaspora must stay tightly linked to the Mother Church in Lebanon in order to draw upon the latter’s particular spirituality and be faithful to its spiritual heritage.
www.mari.org /JMS/october98/Archbishop_of_the_Maronite_Church.htm   (2677 words)

  
 THE PATRIARCHAL SYNOD
is the land of the saints and the cradle of the Maronite legacy.
It is the duty of all Maronites to create a fruitful relationship with their Muslim brothers in order to guarantee stability and tranquility and to steer away from hatred and fanatics that would hinder their coexistence.
With such large numbers of Maronites living outside the patriarchal geographical boundaries, the issue of the fate of the Maronite church and its unity was raised.
www.usamaronite.org /SYNOD.htm   (2469 words)

  
 Welcome to Our Lady Of Lebanon Maronite Church's Homepage
Church is described in the context of a sheepfold, with Jesus as the Good Shepherd.
In their study of the Church from the 15th-17th centuries, the students will appreciate the teaching authority of the Maronite eparchs, in union with the pope.
Students will study how ongoing conversion is an important part of Maronite faith, how the Maronite Church Year celebrates the mystery of Christ, the structure of Divine Service of the holy Mysteries, both the Service of the Word and the Anaphora, explore the history and nature of priesthood and appreciate the devotion to Mary.
www.ourladyoflebanon-dc.org /bookoverview.html   (2052 words)

  
 CT -Dayton’s Maronite community now 13 years old
Founded in the early fourth century of the Christian era, the Maronite rite is based on the spiritual legacy of a Syrian monk named Maron, a contemporary of St. John Chrysostom of the Byzantine church.
Maronite Catholics are members of the Roman Catholic communion and are in union with Pope Benedict, whom they regard as head of the universal church.
As an Eastern church, however, they follow a similar but different liturgical calendar, have a unique spirituality that stems from their Lebanese ancestry and are governed by particular church laws established by the Synod of Lebanese Bishops.
www.catholiccincinnati.org /tct/apr2806/042806maronite.html   (794 words)

  
 Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon
Along with the Maronite Church the West Syriac Tradition includes the Syriac Catholic Church, whose non-Catholic counterpart is the Syrian Orthodox (Jacobite) Church; and the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church of the Kerala Coast of southern India, whose counterpart is the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.
Maronite Catholics are classified under the Antiochene (West) Syriac Tradition of the Catholic Communion of Churches, along with Syriac Catholics and the Syro-Malankar Catholics of India.
In the case of the Eastern Churches in general, and the Maronite Church in particular, worship language is full of poetry and deep symbolism, something that has been lost in the West.
www.usamaronite.org /heritage/faqs.html   (6503 words)

  
 Our Lady of Lebanon Youth Group - mission
During the seven century, the Arab invasion of Syria coupled with diminishing role of Constantinople, the capital of the oriental Roman Empire and the seat of the Christian archbishop led the Maronite Church to declare independence.
Since its inception, the Church has become a refuge for many of the Lebanese who were forced to escape the civil war, especially young men, many of whom participated in the actual fighting.
As part of the evolution of the Maronite community in the UK, many of the single Lebanese who settled in the UK have in time married and became parents themselves with increasing number of offsprings.
www.maronitechurch.org.uk /OLLYG/mission.htm   (1098 words)

  
 Archdiocese of Boston -2/11/2005 - Maronite Catholics asked to participate in census
BOSTON — The Maronite Catholic community in the United States is over halfway through a year-long census with the hope of reconnecting Maronites with their Church heritage and extending that connection back to the Middle East.
The Maronite Catholic Church is one of 21 Eastern Catholic Churches, which are all in communion with the universal Church.
The national Maronite Church is in a “period of study and outreach,” said Bishop Mansour.
www.rcab.org /Pilot/2005/ps050211/Maronitecensus.html   (788 words)

  
 About St. Joseph's Maronite Church
They were attending the Church of the Immaculate Conception when Benjamin J. Keiley, an ex-Confederate soldier, was consecrated Bishop of Savannah in 1900.
It was to him, in fact, that the Atlanta Maronite Community made its first request for a Maronite Church and priest.
The Maronites were then being served by the Marist Fathers of the Church of the Sacred Heart.
www.sjmcc.org /about.htm   (558 words)

  
 The Maronites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For three centuries the Maronites were cut off from the rest of the world, blockaded with in their mountains; and when the Crusaders swarmed into the East, their discovery of the Maronites came as a surprise.
The Maronites were even able to undertake the construction of a number of Churches, an activity which Patriarch DOUAIHY recorded as follows: ”At that time, Christianity spread throughout the East and was openly proclaimed.
In 1786, the Maronite Synod of Bishops declared that Bkerki should be a dependency of the residence at Kannoubine.
www.bkerke.org.lb /themaronites.html   (6009 words)

  
 Our Lady's Maronite Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
"Maronites came from the Christological debate of the early church after the Council of Chalcedon in 451, so our tradition is from the church of Antioch.
"Maronite churches are orientated toward the east," he explained.
Other features at Our Lady's Maronite that reflect early Christian tradition include thirty-two stained glass windows in the church, four windows in the dome depicting the four evangelists, four Corinthian columns handcarved of Madeira stone in Mexico, a baptismal font with running water, and a bell made at the Beit Chebab Foundry in Lebanon.
www.monolithic.com /gallery/churches/maronite   (1031 words)

  
 Welcome to www.maronitetampa.com, Virtual Home of the Maronite Community of Tampa, Florida, USA
Although the church appreciates the hospitality extended by St. Mary's, the Eparchy of St. Maron Chancery in Brooklyn, the Maronite diocese that covers the eastern United States, decided local Maronites needed a place all their own.
The Maronite Catholic Church, also known as the Maronite Rite, began in Antioch, Turkey, and is one of the 22 autonomous churches of the Catholic Church.
The Maronite Divine Service of the Holy Mysteries is similar to the Mass celebrated by Roman Catholics, although the priest's vestments and the order of the liturgy are different.
www.maronitetampa.com /newplace.asp   (895 words)

  
 Saint Peter's Maronite Church
The construction of this church was completed on February 7th 1924, on the feast of St. Maron.
On February 25th 1925, a commemorative plaque was placed in the church to recognize specifically the generosity of Mr.
In 1984 Father George was transferred to Leamington, Ontario upon the establishment of St. Anthony's Maronite Church.
www.stpetersmaronitechurch.ca /parish.htm   (1047 words)

  
 Maronite Outreach in Lebanon
In the mid-1970s, Maronite Archbishop Francis Zayek requested the establishment of Saint Ephrem Mission, named after the fourth century Syrian hermit and Doctor of the Church, famous for his theological writings and hymns.
In 1999 the eparchy elevated the status of Saint Ephrem Mission to that of a parish and Bishop John Chedid consecrated it.
In February 2001 the Maronite patriarch visited Saint Ephrem's for the first time and blessed the ground where a shrine dedicated to the virgin Mary was subsequently built.
www.maroniteoutreach.org /pages/chapters.html   (877 words)

  
 Saint Elias Homepage
The Maronite Church became a formal entity with the institution of the MARONITE
Patriarch was St. JOHN MARON, chosen in 685 A. The residence of the Maronite Patriarch
The MARONITE MASS is partly derived from the Judaic tradition of St. James the
www.steliaschurch.org   (400 words)

  
 Our Lady of Lebanon Seminary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The seminary is located at 7164 Alaska Avenue in the North Western section of Washington, D.C.   The Maronite Seminary provides the educational and spiritual environment for seminarians to excel and serve the Maronite faithful throughout the United States.
Its mission is to perpetuate the Maronite tradition in the United States and throughout the world.
We welcome candidates who wish to serve the Maronite Church by ministering to its people and to those who wish to live the Christian life according to the Maronite tradition.
www.maroniteseminary.org   (285 words)

  
 History of the Maronite Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
If they are orphans or if they are poor, let the church or the monastery feed them, and if it cannot, let it contribute one half of the cost and the parents the other.” (The Lebanese Synod, 529)Now western religious communities began to settle in Lebanon.
There the Maronite has been schooled in forcefulness and obstinacy, to become a man of bold initiative.In Wadi Kannoubine one feels a force conducive to prayer and meditation, to thought and to action.
This proved to be a source of wealth for the country, as Lebanon swung into an era of development.When the worst period of trial came to an end, the Patriarch moved to Dimane in summer and to Bkerke in winter.
www.stephrem.org /maronite4.htm   (2491 words)

  
 Interest in the Maronite Church
Reverend Alexander Boulekov, Ph.D., of the Department of External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church of Moscow and all Russia was entrusted with the writing of the first comprehensive report on the Maronite history in the Russian language.
We thank the Lebanese Maronite Order for the genuine hospitality shown Father Boulekov, MARI's Chairperson and staff during the two-day tour at all their monasteries, especially the Monastery of Saint Maron in Annaya.
MARI thanks the Order of the Maronite Lebanese Missionaries for hosting Father Boulekov in their Foyer in Jounieh; the Holy Spirit University, especially the Institute of History and the library, for providing research assistance.
www.mari.org /JMS/january99/Interest_in_the_Maronite_Church.htm   (557 words)

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