The  Central Council of the Maronite Societies shall celebrate Saint Maron’s day in a solemn mass to be celebrated by H.B. Patriarch Mar Beshara Botros Rai surrouded by several  bishops in the Saint George Cathedral -Beirut Central District- in the presence of the H.E. the President of the Republic general Michel Sleiman and the first lady, the Speaker of the House H.E. Mr. Nabih Berri, and the Prime Minister H.E. M Nagib Mikati.

The Holy Mass shall be attended by  many ambassadors, ministers, Parliament Members, General Jean Kahwaji, numerous prominent figures and all official bodies.

NNA – 09/02/2012 –

Mass service on Saint Maroun’s day at saint Georgr Cathedral downtown Beirut


The Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rahi chaired Thursday Mass of Saint Maroun at St. George’s Cathedral in downtown Beirut in the presence of the President, Prime Minister, Speaker of the House, and a number of political, military and diplomatic figures.

During the homily, the head of the Maronite Church stressed that fallen martyrs who of this land, since independence till present day, paved the way for the prosperity of Lebanon.

He particularly valued the presence of Maronites who “played a pioneering role for church unity and for interreligious dialogue, including the Islamic-Christian dialogue, the dialogue of social and national life.”

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