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Online Donations – THANK YOU

7. June, 2020Blog, Home, Upcoming EventsNo comments

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for donations to Our Lady of Lebanon Church please use this email address:

accounting@ourladyoflebanon.ca

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Alternatively, you can donate with your Credit Card, please click here.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY

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Church Open

Church Open

14. March, 2020Blog, Home, Upcoming EventsNo comments

Our Lady of Lebanon church Open for Public Masses

Maximum 180 people inside the church.

Masses Schedule:

Saturday: at 6:30pm

Sunday: 10:30AM  &  12:30PM.

No Need to Register to attend Mass! We will register the names at the door when you arrive for Contacts Tracing.
LITURGY ATTENDANCE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Avoid attending church in case of any unfamiliar symptom.

Face Mask is highly mandatory inside the church building.

Disinfect hands at the entrance.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, for safety.

Respect and follow signs and directives.

Sit in assigned places inside church. Members of same family may sit together.

Holy Communion is given by “HAND” only.

No social gatherings before and after church celebration.

Return to car immediately after Liturgy (No gatherings outside the church).

التوجيهات الوقائية في الكنيسة

عدم الحضور الى الكنيسة في حال الشعور بأي عوارض مرض غير مألوفة.

وضع الكمامة عند دخول الكنيسة.

تطهير اليدين عند مدخل الكنيسة.

تفادي لمس العينين والأنف والفم حفاظاً على السلامة.

التقيّد بالإشارات وتعليمات المنظّمين.

الالتزام بأماكن الجلوس المحددة داخل الكنيسة. يمكن جلوس أفراد العائلة الواحدة معاً.

تقبل المناولة المقدسة “باليد” تحت شكل الخبز فقط.

تلغى اللقاءات الاجتماعية قبل وبعد كل احتفال.

التوجّه مباشرة الى السيارات بعد انتهاء القداس (لا تجمّع أمام الكنيسة).

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Season of the Glorious Epiphany (Denho)

Season of the Glorious Epiphany (Denho)

27. December, 2019Blog, Home, Upcoming EventsNo comments

In our Maronite Church the “Season of the Glorious Epiphany (Denho)” begins on January 6th, on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. It is known in Syriac as Denho.

Maronites and many Eastern Christian churches celebrate the feast of the Epiphany of Jesus Christ, focusing on the Baptism of Jesus by St. John the Baptist. The Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord is a major feast in our Eastern Tradition. The importance of Christ’s baptism is described in the Gospels of apostles Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and is the first manifestation of the Holy Trinity to mankind. Epiphany/Theophany comes from the Greek word “Theophania” which means appearance of God or manifestation of God.

An important part of the feast is the blessing of holy water, which signifies Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River.

Our Heavenly Father Himself, with His mighty voice and with the assistance of the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove, said of His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, with these words, ‘This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.’ God said these words while Jesus was standing in the Jordan River. And most of the people who gathered on the banks of the Jordan to hear the sermons of St. John the Baptist heard and observed this unique presentation, thus making this feast the first feast in the Christian church before Christmas was introduced as a separate feast, according to St. John Chrysostom.

Through baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, we become the children of God and heirs of the heavenly kingdom. Only Holy Baptism can liberate us from the bondage of Original Sin, and the holy water possesses the power that casts away evil.

The Epiphany water is blessed with a lighted charcoal which signifies the fire of the Spirit who entered the Jordan River at Christ’s Baptism. In our Maronite liturgy, this is the meaning of the ritual of immersing the inflamed  charcoal in the water.  It is like mixing fire and water, the fire represents divinity and the water represents our life or the material world. Symbolically, when our Lord went into the water to be baptized by Saint John the Baptist, he sanctified the water, the essential element of life. The water symbolizes the origin of creation and of every  creature which is in need of sanctification through the Holy Spirit. This water is then sprinkled on the congregation by the priest reminding them of their own baptism in which they put on a  robe of Christ and were cleansed from their original sin. The water is also taken home and can be sprinkled or consumed so that the Holy Spirit may sanctify us and our material world submitting everything to the will of God.

In addition to Jesus’ baptism, Theophany in the some churches traditionally included the Nativity, the wedding feast at Cana, the visit by the Magi and the presentation of Jesus in the Temple as a child, all of which indicate in some way the manifestation of God on Earth.”

In Maronite culture many people wait to have their babies baptized and confirmed (chrismated) on or around Denho.

However, for all Syriac Christians, Denho is a time to reflect on the consequences of at least the first two stages of our Initiation, namely, what happened to us by being baptized (incorporation into the Church, the Body of Christ; and the door to life in the Holy Trinity being opened); and in Chrismation (Confirmation) and outpouring of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit (wisdom, knowledge, understanding, courage, counsel, piety and holy fear), leading us to experience the Fruit of the Holy Spirit (joy, peace, love, gentleness, self-control, patience, kindness, faith, etc.).”

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Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule

10. August, 2018Blog, Home, Upcoming EventsNo comments

Mass Schedule at Our Lady of Lebanon Toronto

Saturday 6:30pm

Sunday 10:30am & 12:30pm


* Unfortunately, we still can’t celebrate the Masse in Pickering, awaiting the loosening of restrictions and permission from Holy Redeemer Church.

Saint Anthony the Great

Saint Anthony the Great

20. January, 2018Blog, Home, Upcoming EventsNo comments

Saint Anthony the Great is known as the father of monasticism. Born in Egypt in the third century, he was raised by pious Christian parents. After their deaths, he heard the parable of the rich young man in church, and decided to sell everything he had inherited and give it to the poor. He later departed to the desert to live in asceticism, and was victorious over the devil’s many  temptations. A community sprang up around him, and it became the model of Christian monasticism. Saint Anthony’s life and sayings were written by Saint Anthanasius, and his words continue to inspire and challenge us today. His feast is celebrated on January 17.

Prayer:

Dear God, St. Anthony the Abbot accepted your call to renounce the world and to love you above all things. He faithfully served you in the solitude of the desert by fasting, prayer, humility and good works. In the Sign of The Cross, he triumphed over the Devil.
Through his intercession, may we learn to love you better; with all our hearts, all our souls, all our minds, all our strength and to love our neighbours as we love ourselves.
St. Anthony the Abbot, great and powerful saint, grant us our request […]. We ask this through our lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. One God forever and ever, Amen.

St. Anthony of the Desert (the Great) | Gambar, Doa, Tuhan