Event Title

Power Trip: Maronites and the Lebanese culture of St. Maron

Event Type

Event

Start Date

19-10-2008 9:30 AM

End Date

19-10-2008 2:30 PM

Description

The Maronites are one of the most ancient Christian communities in the world. The heritage of these Arabic-speaking Catholics is rooted in their homeland of Lebanon, and dates back to the 5th century, and possible earlier. The services of the Maronite Church are sung in Syriac, a language closely related to Aramaic, the language which Jesus spoke. Today, three quarters of the world’s four million Maronites live in the USA, and Los Angeles has a major Maronite population. Rev. Abdallah Zaidan, one of the pastors of Los Angeles’ Maronite Cathedral will lead us in an introductory tour of his church. We will then attend the liturgy, which will be followed by a Lebanese lunch at Venice Beach’s renowned Eastern Mediterranean restaurant, Gaby's.

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Oct 19th, 9:30 AM Oct 19th, 2:30 PM

Power Trip: Maronites and the Lebanese culture of St. Maron

The Maronites are one of the most ancient Christian communities in the world. The heritage of these Arabic-speaking Catholics is rooted in their homeland of Lebanon, and dates back to the 5th century, and possible earlier. The services of the Maronite Church are sung in Syriac, a language closely related to Aramaic, the language which Jesus spoke. Today, three quarters of the world’s four million Maronites live in the USA, and Los Angeles has a major Maronite population. Rev. Abdallah Zaidan, one of the pastors of Los Angeles’ Maronite Cathedral will lead us in an introductory tour of his church. We will then attend the liturgy, which will be followed by a Lebanese lunch at Venice Beach’s renowned Eastern Mediterranean restaurant, Gaby's.