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BIBLE STUDY @ OLOL

BIBLE STUDY @ OLOL

21. September, 2019Blog, Home, Upcoming EventsNo comments

Come join us at our monthly gathering

 

to study and meditate the Word of God.

 

 

Here’s our tentative program for the year:

Tuesday Sept. 22nd, 2019 at 8:00pm

Tuesday Oct. 22nd, 2019 at 7:30pm: St. Charbel Mass followed by Bible Study

Friday Nov. 22nd, 2019 at 7:30pm: St. Charbel Mass followed by Bible Study

Tuesday Jan. 28th, 2020 at 8:00pm: Bible Study

Monday Feb. 24th, 2020 at 7:30pm: Ash Monday Mass followed by Bible Study

Tuesday Apr. 28th, 2020 at 8:00pm: Bible Study

Tuesday May 26th, 2020 at 8:00pm: Bible Study

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God’s Word is powerful and will change our life!

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

9. September, 2019Blog, Home, Upcoming EventsNo comments

The Story of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Early in the fourth century, Saint Helena, mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, went to Jerusalem in search of the holy places of Christ’s life. She razed the second-century Temple of Aphrodite, which tradition held was built over the Savior’s tomb, and her son built the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher on that spot. During the excavation, workers found three crosses. Legend has it that the one on which Jesus died was identified when its touch healed a dying woman.

The cross immediately became an object of veneration. At a Good Friday celebration in Jerusalem toward the end of the fourth century, according to an eyewitness, the wood was taken out of its silver container and placed on a table together with the inscription Pilate ordered placed above Jesus’ head: Then “all the people pass through one by one; all of them bow down, touching the cross and the inscription, first with their foreheads, then with their eyes; and, after kissing the cross, they move on.”

To this day, the Eastern Churches, Catholic and Orthodox alike, celebrate the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on the September anniversary of the basilica’s dedication. The feast entered the Western calendar in the seventh century after Emperor Heraclius recovered the cross from the Persians, who had carried it off in 614, 15 years earlier. According to the story, the emperor intended to carry the cross back into Jerusalem himself, but was unable to move forward until he took off his imperial garb and became a barefoot pilgrim.


Reflection

The cross is today the universal image of Christian belief. Countless generations of artists have turned it into a thing of beauty to be carried in procession or worn as jewelry. To the eyes of the first Christians, it had no beauty. It stood outside too many city walls, decorated only with decaying corpses, as a threat to anyone who defied Rome’s authority—including Christians who refused sacrifice to Roman gods. Although believers spoke of the cross as the instrument of salvation, it seldom appeared in Christian art unless disguised as an anchor or the Chi-Rho until after Constantine’s edict of toleration.

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Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule

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

Saturday 6:30pm in Our Lady of Lebanon Toronto


Sunday 10:30am & 12:30pm in Our Lady of Lebanon Toronto


Sunday 6:30pm in Pickering (Holy Redeemer Church)

OLOL Arabic School

OLOL Arabic School

3. September, 2016Blog, Home, Upcoming EventsNo comments

Welcome to Our Lady of Lebanon Arabic School.

REGISTER YOUR KIDS NOW.

Contact the teachers for more info.

Classes already started

Let’s keep alive our faith, our traditions and our language!

Address 1515 Queen street West, Toronto
Course schedule: Sundays from 9:45 am until 12:15 pm
Contact: ololarabicschool@gmail.com  or Church office: (416)534-7070 ext 3.

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)