O Lord, Enlighten the hearts of those who are far from you, that during this Lent they may return to the Father’s house. Maronite Liturgy
Lord, May We Seek You Alone
May We Walk Always Towards You
Blessed be Christ, who loves the sick and the poor and has poured out his sweet consolation and his life upon their wounds. Maronite Liturgy
The Knowledge of Your Truth
Jesus Christ our God, the sign which you have made in cleansing the leper opens the eyes of all to the knowledge of your truth. Maronite Liturgy
O Lord, during this holy Lent may we quell the inclinations and passions of the body, purify our hearts of hate, jealousy, pride and anger. Maronite Liturgy
Remember That You Are Dust
The Lenten Season of fasting in the Maronite Church begins today, February 20th, and is known as Ash Monday. Today, all over the world, the Maronite Church blesses and distributes ashes. The faithful are blessed with the ashes in the form of a cross painted on their forehead as the priest recites: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
To receive the ashes is both a public display and a personal testimony of grieving your sins, and that, with a humble and repentant heart, you trust in the Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ to be changed and transformed from within.
O God, enlighten the dead with the light of your face and gladden them with your heavenly happiness. Maronite Liturgy
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