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    An Introduction to the Maronite Faith

    An Introduction to the Maronite Faith

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    An Introduction to the Maronite Faith

    Fr Joseph Azize

    Paperback, 448 pages

    ISBN 9781925501568

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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 at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral, Harris Park, and is research officer at the Chancery (the bishop’s office). He has authored or co-authored another eight books and many academic articles, especially on religious topics. He is an honorary associate in Studies in Religion at the University of Sydney, and an adjunct Associate Professor in Theology and Ancient History at Notre Dame University, Australia.


    Table of Contents

    Foreword                   
    Introduction                     
    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            
    Appendix