How well do you know Lebanon?

August 4, 2022 0 Comments

Lebanon. Are you aware of its place in the world today? In Connecticut we have three Maronite Catholic parishes. Several members of our parish of Saint Ann are Maronites. AND over many, many, many years the Melkites and Maronites have had a wonderful relationship in faith, friendship and culture. Recently, the bishop of the Maronite …

Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai speaks

March 31, 2021 0 Comments

On March 27, 2021, there was a virtual meeting with His Eminence and Beatitude Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai, Maronite Patriarch. Patriarch Rai, 81, was elected by the Maronite Synod of Bishops on 5 March 2011. Pope Benedict XVI nominated him to the College of Cardinals in 2012. The Patriarch speaks in Arabic and is translated …