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The Mariamite Maronite Order (known also as Aleppians or Halabites), is a monastic order in the Levantine Catholic Maronite Church, which from the beginning has been specifically a monastic Church. The order was founded in 1694 in the Monastery of Mart Moura, Ehden, Lebanon, by three Maronite young men from Aleppo, Syria, under the patronage of Patriarch Estephan Douaihy (1670-1704).
Its name comes from the Arabic Halabiyyah (Arabic: الرهبنة الحلبية ), city of Aleppo monks. It is one of the three Lebanese congregations founded by Saint Anthony the Great. The name is in reference to the origin of the founders and first members of the order. On April 9, 1969, the name of the order was changed to the Mariamite Maronite Order, Ordo Maronita Mariamita and in its full Latin form: Ordo Maronita Beatae Mariae Virginis.
- Monastery of Qozhaya
- For the history of the Baladites, please consult the dedicated section on the official website of the Monatery of Qozhaya
- Baladites Official website of the Lebanese Maronite Order
- Antonins Official website of the Antonin Maronite Order
- Aleppians Official Website of the Maronite Mariamite Order Arabic
- This article incorporates text from the Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913, a publication now in the public domain.
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