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Maronites in Sydney prepare for beatification

As Maronites anticipate the beatification of one of their most beloved Patriarchs on 2 August, one church in Sydney has honoured him with a special addition.

JPII’s cassock: Handle with care!

The cassock worn by Pope John Paul II has left Rome for the first time in 19 years and is the latest addition to the relics at the shrine dedicated to the saint in East Gosford.

Local Maronites keep charity work thriving ahead of Easter

Maronites on Mission have raised nearly $60,000 for homelessness in Australia ahead of Lent shortly after arriving home from missionary work in the Philippines.

Melto D’Moronoyo: A Resurrection day of blessings

The week after Resurrection, according to the Maronite Lectionary, is titled ‘New Sunday’ and the readings are taken from Isaiah 52:7-12, 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 and John 20:26-31. It is also Divine Mercy Sunday. In the Maronite Lectionary the title ‘New Sunday’ is based on the understanding that Jesus’s death and resurrection have forever altered all things.

The Rosary, Part II: Eastern tradition and the Angelic Salutation

Eastern scholars and theologians suppose that both Eastern and Western Churches have shared the same approach to Marian devotion and the angelic salutation, divinely...

Melto D’Moronoyo: Faith persevered in time of crisis

By Ella Marie Kalache Covid played havoc with everything, including our faith. But we were not overcome Empty churches. Echoed sounds of silence. The lingering smell...

Melto D’Moronyo: When eternity enters into time

The Maronite Liturgy: what can we do but share in the self-offering of the Lamb? The Divine Liturgy of the Christian churches is best understood...

Melto D’Moronoyo: Women as Messengers of the Resurrection.

Presently, in the Maronite Church we are celebrating the season of the Resurrection. This is a wonderful time to reflect on the role and...

Personal tragedy inspires public service: Bridget Sakr shares her story

Just over two years ago, Bridget Sakr’s 11-year-old daughter Veronique was killed along with her three cousins by a drunk and drugged driver at...

Melto D’Moronoyo: Learning wisdom’s lessons

Some years ago, my father-in-law told me that a book had been written about his mother. His mother had been a simple village woman in Lebanon. She worked helping other women in the village give birth.

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Maronite monasticism

On 17 January, the Church celebrates the Feast of St Antony the Great (also known as St Antony of Egypt; 251-356), a man of God whose holiness and way of life became a beacon for monks through the centuries, in the Middle East and Europe.

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Bishops fear for Lebanon

As Lebanon sinks further into chaos, Australia’s Maronite Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay OLM and Melkite Bishop Robert Rabbat issued a joint call for national reconciliation in Lebanon.

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