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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 Time Change in Pickering

Mass Time Change in Pickering

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

From now on, The evening Maronite Mass will be celebrated every Sunday at 6:30pm in Pickering.

OLOL Wednesday Night Bible Study

OLOL Wednesday Night Bible Study

10. January, 2019Blog, Home, Upcoming EventsNo comments

Our Lady of Lebanon church Wednesday Night Bible Study

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The Parable of the

GOOD SAMARITAN

(Luke 10, 25-37)

Wednesday, February 20th 2019, 7:30pm

First Communion 2019 – May 26th

First Communion 2019 – May 26th

25. October, 2018Blog, Home, Upcoming EventsNo comments

The celebration of the First Communion will be held on Sunday May 26th, 2018 @ 12:30pm Mass

The Catechism and preparation sessions already started on November 24th, 2018.

For Info, Please Call (416) 5347070 Or send an email to office@ourladyoflebanon.ca

St Charbel Mass every 22nd

St Charbel Mass every 22nd

9. July, 2016Blog, Home, Upcoming EventsNo comments

We invite you to join us, on the 22nd every month, at 7:30 pm*

in Our Lady of Lebanon Church for Saint Charbel Mass.

 

(If the 22nd falls on a Saturday, the Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 pm)