An Introduction to the Maronite Faith (New Edition) Fr Joseph Azize (Hardback)

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An Introduction to the Maronite Faith

Fr Joseph Azize

Hardback, 458 pages

ISBN 9781922815705

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What is the Maronite Catholic faith? It is a Church which professes the same creed as the Universal Catholic Church. It is an expression of the revelation and sacramental dispensation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, addressed to a people who shared the Aramaic language and culture of the Semitic world into which He Himself was born. If we think of it as a tree, then its seed was planted by the teaching of Our Lord Jesus Christ, as passed on through His apostles. In the person of St Maroun of Syria, that seed put down roots. Then, through his disciples, who journeyed to Lebanon, a sapling shot up from the soil of Lebanon. Finally, a full-grown cedar appeared, tended by St Yuhanna Maroun (a monk from a Syrian monastery named after St Maroun), who was elected Patriarch of Antioch to preserve the Christian faith. -- From the Introduction

About the Author

Joseph Azize (Fr Yuhanna Azize) is a Maronite Catholic priest serving as Chancellor of the Maronite Eparchy of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. He has authored or co-authored another eight books and many academic articles, especially on religious topics. His latest book, Gurdjieff: Mysticism, Contemplation, and Exercises was published by Oxford University Press. He is an honorary associate in Studies in Religion at the University of Sydney.

Table of Contents



God, the Individual, and the Church          

Belief and faith                   

One God, the Father Almighty           

Our Lord Jesus Christ             

Our Lord’s Life, Death and Purpose       

The Ascension, Pentecost and the Holy Spirit  

The Catholic Church              

Virtue and Sin                

Our Lady, The Blessed Virgin Mary       

Prayer and Eastern Spirituality            

Sacred Scripture and the Maronite Faith      

Sacred History and Typology          

The Teaching of the Lord           

The Ten Commandments: The Worship of God      

The Ten Commandments: Social Virtues

The Sacraments: Baptism and Chrismation            

The Eucharist                       

The Divine Sacrifice of the Mass          

The Liturgical Calendar     

The Sacrament of Marriage (Crowning)           

The Sacrament of Holy Orders               

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, and Funerals    

Maronite “Village” Spirituality             

The Maronite Saints             

Contemporary Issues in Ethics            




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