Tag: Maronite Church

The Cross in the Light of Jesus Christ: Theology of the Cross in the Maronite Book of Offering


Fr. Armando Elkhoury The cross is a heinous instrument of execution. Why, then, do Maronites and other Christians venerate it? The cross adorns our necks, for example, and we hang it in our homes, churches, workplaces, etc. At various liturgies, we adore the cross… Continue Reading “The Cross in the Light of Jesus Christ: Theology of the Cross in the Maronite Book of Offering”

Season of the Glorious Cross: The Exaltation of the Cross – (Maronite Divine Liturgy)


Alejandro LandinTranslator Syriac Melody: ܪܰܡܪܶܡܰܝܢܝ Our Savior, guard Your Church and her children with the Cross of Light because it is the source of life and fulfillment of all mysteries. ܒܰܨܠܺܝܒ ܢܘܽܗܪܳܐ ܦܳܪܘܽܩܰܢ ܆ ܢܰܛܰܪ ܠܥܺܕܬܳܟ ܘܰܠܝ̈ܰܠܕܶܝܗ̇ ܆ ܕܡܰܒܘܽܥܳܐ ܕܚ̈ܰܝܶܐ ܐܺܝܬܰܘܗ̱ܝ ܆ ܘܫܘܽܡܠܳܝܳܐ ܕܟܽܠܗܘܽܢ… Continue Reading “Season of the Glorious Cross: The Exaltation of the Cross – (Maronite Divine Liturgy)”

I am the true Light – A Syriac Hymn


“I am the true light,” said our Lord to his disciples, “and anyone walking in the light, darkness does not overtake them.” Blessed are the Righteous and the Just who walked in the light of the truth. Behold their commemorations resound on earth and… Continue Reading “I am the true Light – A Syriac Hymn”

Maronites in America – Continuing the Legacy


Seely BeggianiShort Biography x Short Biography Chorbishop Seely Beggiani, S.T.D. was Rector of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Seminary from 1968 to 2013, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America from 1967 to 2014. He has… Continue Reading “Maronites in America – Continuing the Legacy”

Syriac, Spiritual Ancestral Language, Key to a Vast Treasury


Aramaic, an ancient language spoken in the Near and Middle East, goes back to the 9th century BC. Like any language, it evolved with time and broke off into several dialects. Syriac (Suryoyo), one of these dialects that came to the scene decades after… Continue Reading “Syriac, Spiritual Ancestral Language, Key to a Vast Treasury”

My Vision of the Maronite Church


The Antiochene Syriac Maronite Church is depicted as a Cedar of Lebanon. She is founded on Christ (the cross) who is the cornerstone of all churches and she is nourished by God’s Word as found in both Testaments of the Bible. Her roots are… Continue Reading “My Vision of the Maronite Church”

Growth of the Maronite Church in the United States – Five Necessary Components


Introduction I am excited and privileged to be at the forty-seventh Maronite Convention. “The Identity of the Maronite Church” and “Welcoming Non-Maronites into our Faith and Heritage” are two very important topics that are dear to my heart. Instead of treating them separately I… Continue Reading “Growth of the Maronite Church in the United States – Five Necessary Components”

Crisis in the Life of the Maronite Church


The Maronite Church is going through an identity crisis. In fact, this is a worldwide phenomenon and not specific to the United States. Is the Maronite Church an ethnic Church? Is it a Lebanese Church or an Arabic Church? Does the Maronite Church serve… Continue Reading “Crisis in the Life of the Maronite Church”

Catechetical, Liturgical, and Biblical Implications of the Hoosoyo in Contemporary Maronite Tradition


Written by Fr. Anthony Salim, Pastor of  St. Joseph Maronite Church, Olean, NY and author of Captivated by your Teachings When Professor Miller asked me to consider presenting a paper at this symposium, he told me that he wanted to have a living witness to… Continue Reading “Catechetical, Liturgical, and Biblical Implications of the Hoosoyo in Contemporary Maronite Tradition”

To Be a Maronite, to Be a Maronite in the United States


Short Biography x Short Biography Chorbishop Seely Beggiani, S.T.D. was Rector of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Seminary from 1968 to 2013, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America from 1967 to 2014. He has researched… Continue Reading “To Be a Maronite, to Be a Maronite in the United States”

Catholic Religious Formation: it’s not Just for Kids


Written by Fr. Anthony Salim, Pastor of  St. Joseph Maronite Church, Olean, NY and author of Captivated by your Teachings When Jesus taught the people, he taught simply. The Evangelist Mark remembered this way, in the 33rd verse of his Gospel’s 4th chapter: With… Continue Reading “Catholic Religious Formation: it’s not Just for Kids”