Welcome to Holy Family Maronite Church Website

 

 Mission Statement Building on and Sharing the MaroniteTradition of our Ancestors

 Address 1960 Lexington Avenue South, Mendota Heights, MN 55118

 Telephone 651-291-1116 • Fax 651-222-3033 • Social Hall 651-452-1931

 Divine Liturgy Schedule Saturday 4:00 p.m. – Sunday 10:00 a.m

                                            Wednesday Thru Friday 9:00 a.m.

 

Holy Family Maronite Church

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Our History

Holy Family Maronite Church is an Eastern Catholic Church.

* We belong to the large communion of Churches that constitute the Universal Catholic Church. Within this communion of Churches, there are 22 Eastern Catholic Churches (Maronite, Melkite, Ukrainian, etc.) and one Western Catholic Church (the Roman Catholic Church).

* In the Eastern Churches, we are a part of the Syriac-speaking Churches that have flourished in the Patriarchate of Antioch, founded by Peter, Head of the Apostles.

* St. Maron the hermit (410 A.D.), who lived in Apamea, Syria, is the patron Saint of our Church. Hence "Maronite," the name of our Church.

* The Maronite community started as a monastic community in the Monastery of St Maron on the Orontes river in Syria, but considerably grew and sought refuge from persecution in the Mountains of Lebanon.

 * St John Maron was our first Patriarch (707 A.D.) and resided in Kfarhay, Lebanon.

* We pride ourselves on being one of the few Churches preserving the Language of Christ (Aramaic) in our Divine Liturgy.

 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014