Maronite Church

Maronites

الموارنة

ܡܪܘܢܝܐ

Maronite villagers building a church in Mount Lebanon, 1920s.

Total population

3,106,000 million [1]

Founder

Disciples of Saint Maroun

Regions with significant populations

·Lebanon

1,413,652 [2]

·Brazil

500,000 [3]

·Argentina

500,000 [4]

·Mexico

150,000 [5]

·Australia

92,000 [6]

·Canada

80,000 [6]

·United States

75,000 [6]

·Syria

50,000 [7] [8]

·Israel

6,700 [9]

·Cyprus

5,000 [10]

Religions

Christianity

Scriptures

Bible

Languages

Vernacular:

Lebanese Arabic, Cypriot Maronite Arabic

Liturgical:

Syriac

Maronites Lebanese Mawarnai (Arabic: الموارنة‎, Lebanese: Marune, Syriac: ܡܪܘܢܝܐ, Latin: Ecclesia Maronitarum) are members of one of the Lebanese or Syriac Eastern Catholic Churches, with a heritage reaching back to Maron the Syriac Monk in the early 5th century. The first Maronite patriarch, John Maron, was elected in the late 7th century. Although reduced in numbers today, Maronites remain one of the principal ethno-religious groups in Lebanon and they continue to represent the absolute majority of Lebanese people when the Lebanese diaspora is included.

From: Wikipedia



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