Maronite Catholic Church By: Cathryn Dorosario and maya alIcea

Early History

  • Maronites began in the Near East known as the Fertile Crescent
  • Their common language was Aramaic
  • The church is known by St. Maron, born in the mid 4th century
  • Followers of St. Maron were always faithful to the pope
  • The Maronite Church has maintained its bond with Rome
  • They were also known as the Chalcedonians
  • In 7th cen. the Maronites were persecuted
  • Fled for refuge to Mountains of Lebanon
  • Maintained/grew in Christian faith/culture

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