Our Lady of Lebanon is a Maronite Catholic Church. Maronites are members of an Eastern Catholic Church who practice in the West Syriac Antiochene Tradition, which dates from early Christianity. The Church takes its name from St. Maron, a Syrian hermit who lived in the 4th Century. His life of prayer and fasting plus his miraculous ability to heal both spiritually and physically led to many followers. Histories of Our Lady of Lebanon in Washington DC, the Cedars of Lebanon, and the Maronites are on their website. The church has an active religious education program which meets every Sunday for children from kindergarten to high school. Every year the church sponsors a number of social activities that are open to the public and all are invited to enjoy. Every September, Our Lady of Lebanon hosts a vibrant Lebanese Festival, which attracts guests from all over the region and offers freshly prepared Middle Eastern cuisine, Middle Eastern wares, and children’s activities, and was featured in 2019 on WJLA ABC 7.
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