Matar presides over mass venerating Christ shroud replica

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Matar presides over mass venerating Christ shroud replica

Maronite Archbishop of Beirut, Boulos Matar, presided over a holy mass to venerate a replica of the Holy shroud of Christ, which was transferred by Lebanon’s Honorary Consul in Austria, Fadi Bou Daher, from Italy to Lebanon.

The holy Christ’s shroud replica was displayed at the “Hayda Lebanon” Complex in Zaarour.

Archbishop Matar was aided by the Maronite Patriarchal Vicar of Sarba, Paul Rouhana, and the Patriarchal Vicar General of the Maronite Cultural Center, Bishop Hanna Alwan, in the presence of scores of heads of monasteries, priests and monks.

The ceremony was attended by Customs Director General Badri Daher, Director-General of the Beirut and Mount Lebanon Water Establishment (EBML) Jean Gebran, National News Agency Director Laure Sleiman, and scores of concerned dignitaries.

In his delivered sermon, Archbishop Matar spoke about prayers on mountain tops, stressing that “loving is the only means to reach God and holiness.”

Speaking in the name of the Maronite Cultural Center, Consul Fadi Bou Dagher, thanked all attendees for sharing the joy of celebrating this holy occasion.

He also highlighted the Maronite Cultural Center’s courteous role in spreading the Maronite Catholic culture to the rising generations, through future visits by the students of schools, universities, parishes and Christian associations to “Hayda Lebanon” Center to explore the path of the Maronite Catholic history, civilization and the holy love.

Bou Dagher concluded by thanking all those who contributed to the realization of this project, hoping that this event will be followed by other new ideas and activities aimed at glorifying the name of the Holy Trinity through the intercession of Blessed Virgin Mary.