Welcome to Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Seminary in Washington, DC! The Maronite Seminary provides the educational and spiritual environment for seminarians to excel and serve the Maronite faithful throughout the world.
The Maronite Seminary provides the educational and spiritual environment for seminarians to excel and serve the Maronite faithful throughout the world.
The seminary is sponsored by the Maronite Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn, whose Bishop is His Excellency Bishop Gregory Mansour, and the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles, whose Bishop is His Excellency A. Elias Zaidan.
Every Christian is called to be a disciple of Christ with the mission to spread the Gospel to the whole world. It is part of God’s plan that certain men be called to the ordained ministry of the priesthood. A seminary is a place where those who feel that they may have been called to this special role of service come to reflect further on God’s intentions for them. It is also a place where a person seeks to increase in virtue and deepen the life of prayer. Priesthood further demands that the candidate prepare himself through the study of theology, scripture, liturgy, and through supervised pastoral ministry that the future priest may have the competence to lead and minister to his people.
Being a seminary of the Maronite Church, Our Lady of Lebanon, seeks to perpetuate the Syriac and Maronite tradition. Its alumni are called to serve Maronite parishes in the United States. Its mission is to perpetuate the Maronite tradition in the United States and throughout the world.