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Relics of Maronite’s founding father venerated in Brisbane for first time

Children before St Maroun's relics

MARONITE Catholics living in Brisbane made a pilgrimage to their homeland of Lebanon in the spiritual sense when they welcomed the first-class relics of their founding father St Maroun. The Maronite community of St Maroun’s, Greenslopes, venerated the ex-ossibus relics of St Maroun, taken from his skull, at Evening Prayer on February 10. St Maroun was a Christian hermit monk ... Read More »

Eastern Christians living in Brisbane unite to honour Mary and pray for peace in the Middle East

Marian procession

CHRISTIANS from four Eastern churches in Brisbane united in a rare pilgrimage to offer prayers for peace in the Middle East and Egypt. Catholics from the Maronite, Melkite and Syriac rites and Christians from the Brisbane Greek Orthodox Church community gathered at Marian Valley, Canungra, last week for a procession to honour Our Lady. Members from all four churches processed through ... Read More »

Q&A with Fr Fadi Salame

Father Fadi Salame

In the Catholic Church, April is traditionally dedicated to a particular focus on the Blessed Sacrament. Brisbane’s Maronite Catholic parish, St Maroun’s in Greenslopes, is especially dedicated to that devotion this month and has been for the past six months. The parish is one of only two known Maronite churches around the world offering perpetual adoration for 24 hours, seven ... Read More »

Maronite patriarch visits

Marointe patriarch

FOR months Brisbane’s Maronite Catholic community has feared a planned visit by their Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai would not go ahead due to the volatile situation in the Middle East. Now the community of St Maroun’s at Greenslopes is eagerly awaiting their patriarch’s arrival, his first visit to Australia. Cardinal Rai, who is also Archbishop of Antioch and the ... Read More »

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