Washington, DC, September 26, 2011 – The new Maronite Chapel of Our Lady of Lebanon at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception was dedicated on Friday, September 23, 2011. The Most Reverend Gregory J. Mansour, Bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Maron of
“This is a beautiful day for the Maronites and for the National Shrine,” commented Bishop Mansour. “The Church breathing with both lungs.”
Monsignor Rossi added, “With the dedication of the Chapel of Our Lady of Lebanon, one of the most ancient Eastern Churches is now represented at the patronal Church of the
The Chapel of Our Lady of Lebanon features a unique design, depicting a small Lebanese stone church. The Chapel was designed by the St. Jude Liturgical Arts Studio of Havertown, Pennsylvania.
The nation’s only Maronite Seminary, Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Seminary, which is located close to Catholic University of America in northwest
Bishop Mansour and the