The Church rejoices in the peace of the Lord and proclaims: “Blessed is the Lord who has risen from the dead and gives us peace.” Maronite Liturgy
Lord God, protect the children of your holy Church from trials and misfortunes and unite them in bonds of love and peace. Maronite Liturgy
Lord, in your love visit your holy Church. Suppress heresies and schisms and confirm her in faith and love. Maronite Liturgy
Image: Church of St. Sharbel in Annaya, Lebanon, by Fr. Shadi Beshara.
The spirit of the Church is its calling and its end, when it celebrates the Holy Mysteries, preaches the Good News of salvation, forgives sins, anoints with the oil of salvation, and binds men and women in vows of eternal fidelity, the spirit of the Church empowered by the Holy Spirit fulfills its calling of bestowing the Grace of Christ upon all humanity. Maronite Liturgy