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New Year’s Booklet

New Year’s Booklet

19. January, 2023Blog, Home, Upcoming EventsNo comments

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Online Donations – THANK YOU

Online Donations – THANK YOU

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

Donations

to Our Lady of Lebanon Church


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Saint Maron: Life and Legacy

Saint Maron: Life and Legacy

8. February, 2019Blog, Home, Upcoming EventsNo comments

Saint Maron, born in the middle of the 4th century, was a priest who latter became a hermit, retiring to a mountain of Taurus near Antioch. His holiness and miracles attracted many followers, and drew attention throughout the empire. St John of Chrysostom sent him a letter around 405 AD expressing his great love and respect asking St Maron to pray for him.
Saint Maron spent all of his life on a mountain in the region of Cyrrhus in Syria. It is believed that the place was called “Kefar-Nabo” on the mountain of Al-Yambos, making it the cradle of the Maronite movement.
St Maron embraced the quiet solitude of the mountain life. He lived his life in open air exposed to the forces of nature such as sun, rain, hail and snow. His extraordinary desire to come to know Gods presence in all things, allowed St Maron to transcend such forces and discover that intimate union with God.
Accompanying his deeply spiritual and ascetic life, he was a zealous missionary with a passion to spread the message of Christ by preaching it to all he met. He sought not only to cure the physical ailments that people suffered, but had a great quest for nurturing and healing the “lost souls” of both pagans and Christians of his time.
This missionary work came to fruition when in the mountains of Syria, St Maron was able to convert a pagan temple into a Christian Church. This was to be the beginning of the conversion of Paganism to Christianity in Syria which would then influence and spread to Lebanon. After his death in the year 410 AD, his spirit and teachings lived on through his disciples.
The Maronite movement reached Lebanon when St Maron’s first disciple, Abraham of Cyrrhus, who was called the Apostle of Lebanon, realized that paganism was thriving in Lebanon, so he set out to convert the pagans to Christians by introducing them to the way of St Maron. The followers of St Maron, both monks and laity, always remained faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

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Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule

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

Masses Schedule

At Our Lady of Lebanon church

(1515 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M6R 1A5):

– Saturdays at 6:30pm

– Sundays 10:30AM / 12:30PM

In Pickering, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

(796 Eyer Dr., Pickering, ON L1W 3C2):

– Sundays: 7:00PM

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SUMMER MASSES SCHEDULE:
Saturday at 6:30PM
Sunday at 11:30AM
(No Mass in Pickering in Summer)

Looking forward to praying with you.

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Stay safe and God bless!
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.

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