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Our Lady icon is an artwork by Artist painter - Iconographer Christine Habib El Daye

Our Lady icon is an artwork by Artist painter - Iconographer Christine Habib El Daye

Maronite icon of Mary and Jesus  Our Lady icon is an artwork by Artist painter - Iconographer Christine Habib El Daye

Maronite icon of Mary and Jesus Our Lady icon is an artwork by Artist painter - Iconographer Christine Habib El Daye

Saint Hardini icon and Saint Rafqa icon are  artwork by Artist painter - Iconographer Christine Habib El Daye

Saint Hardini icon and Saint Rafqa icon are artwork by Artist painter - Iconographer Christine Habib El Daye

Saint Maron was born in the fourth century near the city of Cyrrhus in Syria. He spent almost all his time beneath the open sky in prayer, vigil, ascetical works and strict fasting. He obtained from God the gift of healing the sick and casting out demons. He counselled those who turned to him for advice to be temperate, to be concerned for their salvation, and to guard against avarice and anger.    St Maron, a friend of St John Chrysostom, died before 423 at an advanced age.

Saint Maron was born in the fourth century near the city of Cyrrhus in Syria. He spent almost all his time beneath the open sky in prayer, vigil, ascetical works and strict fasting. He obtained from God the gift of healing the sick and casting out demons. He counselled those who turned to him for advice to be temperate, to be concerned for their salvation, and to guard against avarice and anger. St Maron, a friend of St John Chrysostom, died before 423 at an advanced age.

As a congregant at a Maronite Catholic Church, I am particularly drawn to theirs which are written in the Syro-Maronite Style. There are 51 icons, like the one below, representing Sundays and Holy Days throughout the Liturgical Year.

As a congregant at a Maronite Catholic Church, I am particularly drawn to theirs which are written in the Syro-Maronite Style. There are 51 icons, like the one below, representing Sundays and Holy Days throughout the Liturgical Year.

Nativity icon is an artwork by Artist painter - Iconographer Christine Habib El Daye

Nativity icon is an artwork by Artist painter - Iconographer Christine Habib El Daye

Sculpture of Saint Maron at the Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. At his feet is an inscription in Syriac of the psalms that reads: The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon.

Sculpture of Saint Maron at the Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. At his feet is an inscription in Syriac of the psalms that reads: The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon.

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