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Maronite Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East

Current primacy
Patriarch Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeïr

originally from Antioch
moved to Bkerké (Mount-Lebanon)

Liturgical Languages
Syriac · Arabic

The Maronites Saints
St. Maroun
Saint Charbel · Saint Rafqa
St. Nimatulah Hardini

History · Political movements
History of Phoenicians
Byzantine Empire · Crusades
Lebanese Maronite Order
History of Lebanon · Lebanese diaspora
Lebanese politics

The Eparchy of Saint Maron of Montreal Maronites is a Montreal Eparchy which was canonically by Pope John Paul II on August 27, 1982. It is located on Grenet Street, and is directly subjected by the Holy See. The bishop is Joseph Khoury. An East Eparchy is the equivalent of a diocese.

There are 80,000 Maronites in Montreal alone, distributed into fourteen-parishes.

Most of the faithful Maronites arrived in Canada from mainly Lebanon over 3 major immigration periods between 1860 and 1914, 1930 and 1960, 1970 to 1980, and 1989 to 1991. The Maronites brought a rich culture to their new homeland and retained their religious affiliation in a society which had become mainly agnostic.

The College of Antonin of the Lebanese Maronites is inside the Eparchy. He first built a monstery in the region in 1985 which is the Monastery of Saint Anthony the Great on Ducharme Avenue in Outremont

Saint Maron is the patron saint of the Eparchy. The Maronite Church of Saint-Georges du Mont Royal also attracts many Maronite worshipers in the region of Montreal.


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