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Maronite Enrichment Days

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Seminary hosts The Maronite Enrichment Days every year during the week of New Sunday, that is, the week of the first Sunday after the Great Feast of our Lord’s Resurrection.

The Maronite Enrichment Days began as a one-day meeting for the alumni of the seminary. Throughout the years, it has evolved into a two-day seminar to further the knowledge of clergy and laity alike on topics related to Syriac theology, spirituality, hagiography, history, liturgy, etc.

The Maronite Seminary had the honor to host several scholars in the field of Syriac Study—Seely Beggiani, Joe Amar, Robert Kitchen, Rodrigue Constantin, Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, David Michelson, to name but a few.

Besides receiving intellectual nourishments, the participants satisfy their spiritual thirst by celebrating the Maronite Divine Mysteries and sharing in the Eucharist. The Maronite Seminary treats its guests to delicious meals and provides them with an opportunity to enjoy each other’s camaraderie. The schedule for the Maronite Enrichment Days allows enough time for the participants to visit Washington, DC and enjoy the richness of this historic city.

As stated above, the Maronite Enrichment Days is for clergy and laity alike. You are invited to partake of this wonderful event. Clergy wishing to participate in the celebration of the Divine Mysteries are asked to bring their appropriate attire (Maronite priests should be bring their Jibbehs and stoles, Maronite Deacons and Subdeacons should bring their albs and stoles, and other clergy should follow the prescription of their corresponding Churches).

Please share this information with others. We look forward to seeing you yearly at the Maronite Enrichment Days.

Sincerely yours,


Msgr. Peter Azar, Rector of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Seminary
Fr. Armando Elkhoury, Vice-Rector of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Seminary