of Parishes
  Online Donations
  St. Maron
  Online Store
  Email Sign-Up / Prayer Requests
  Videos, Interviews
w/ Bishop Gregory
  Maronite Music
  Religious Education


search site map contact us

The Maronite Church in the United States Joyfully Awaits The Visit of Her Shepherd, Patriarch Nasrallah Peter Cardinal Sfeir

On February 13, 2001 His Beatitude Patriarch Nasrallah Peter Cardinal Sfeir, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and the Whole East will visit the Maronite Church in the United States of America.

The Patriarch’s Schedule by Eparchy

Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon

Tuesday,  February 13, 2001:

Patriarch arrives in St. Louis, Missouri direct from  Lebanon and Europe.

Thursday, February 15, 2001:

Ordination of Bishop-Elect Shaheen in St. Louis.

Saturday, February 17, 2001:

Patriarch visits the Parish of Peoria, IL.

Sunday,   February 18, 2001:

Liturgy and Reception in Peoria, then a Banquet in Chicago.

Monday, February 19, 2001:

Patriarch leaves Chicago for Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Wednesday (PM), February 21, 2001:

Patriarch is in Detroit (Liturgy and Banquet).

Thursday (PM), February 22, 2001:

Patriarch is at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon (Liturgy and Banquet).

Friday, February 23, 2001:

Patriarch leaves for Los Angeles, California.

Tuesday, February 27, 2001:

Patriarch concludes his visit to the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles and comes to the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn.

Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn Host: His Excellency Bishop Stephen Hector Doueihi

Tuesday, February 27, 2001:  


Patriarch arrives in Miami, Florida.  (Hosts:  Very Reverend Michael G. Thomas and Fr. Michel Freifer).

Reception hosted by His Excellency Archbishop of Miami, John C. Favalora.

Wednesday, February 28, 2001: 


Patriarch visits St. Maron  Mission in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Host: Fr. Elie Abi-Chedid)

Patriarch blesses ground of St. Maron Mission. 
iturgy and banquet.

Thursday, March 1, 2001:


Private reception

Patriarch leaves for Miami, Florida.  Evening reception by Anthony Abraham

Friday, March 2, 2001:

(Feast of St. John Maron)  Patriarch celebrates Liturgy and Banquet at Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Miami, Florida.

Saturday, March 3, 2001: (Click Here for details)



Patriarch leaves Miami for Richmond, Virginia.  (Host: Fr. George M. Sebaali)

Prayer service and reception at St. Anthony's Maronite Church.

Reception by His Excellency Walter F. Sullivan, Bishop of the Diocese of Richmond.

Sunday, March 4, 2001: (Click Here for details)



Patriarch celebrates Liturgy at St. Anthony's Maronite Church in Richmond, Virginia.


Private Reception

Monday, March 5, 2001:



Patriarch leaves for Washington, D.C. (Hosts: Chorbishop Dominic Ashkar and Chorbishop Seely Beggiani)

Private Reception

Tuesday, March 6, 2001:

Blessing of grounds of Our Lady of Lebanon Parish and the new wing of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Seminary (the Anthony Abraham Wing).

Banquet by Our Lady of Lebanon Parish.

Wednesday, March 7, 2001:

Reception at the Embassy of Lebanon hosted by H. E. Ambassador Farid Aboud.

Saturday, March 10, 2001: 



Reception by His Eminence Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington.

Patriarch leaves for Brooklyn, New York. (Hosts: Msgr. Ignatius Sadek and Fr. Francis Marini).

Reception by His Excellency Thomas V. Daily, Bishop of Brooklyn.

Sunday, March 11, 2001:



Private Reception
Blessing of the new Chancery of the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn.

Liturgy and Banquet at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY.

Monday, March12, 2001:



Reception by Cardinal Edward M. Egan, Archbishop of New York. 

Patriarch leaves for Easton, PA. (Hosts: Msgr. Sami Hayek and Fr. Joseph Khoueiry) 
Prayer service and banquet at Our Lady of Lebanon Church.

Tuesday, March 13, 2001:


Reception by Archbishop Renato Martino, Permanent Observer of the Holy See at the United Nations.

Patriarch leaves for Boston. (Host: Chorbishop Joseph Lahoud)  Patriarch will stay at the residence of Bernard Cardinal Law.
Prayer service and banquet at Our Lady of Lebanon Church.

Wednesday, March 14, 2001:


Private reception with Bernard Cardinal Law.

Patriarch leaves for Canada.

Eparchy of Saint Maron
109 Remsen Street
Brooklyn NY 11201
home button Top button
last updated: March 2001