Tripolitan Rola Sleiman is Arab World’s First Woman Pastor/Reverend

On February 26, 2017, Rola Sleiman made history by becoming the first woman to be ordained in a Middle Eastern Church . By doing so, Rola has also become the first Lebanese & Arab to carry the title of ‘Reverend’ and will be able to perform all Church functions. Roula has already been serving as a preacher and a pastor of the Church in Tripoli since 2008. To be honest, I'm not really familiar with…

Kfarman Municipality Trying To Use a 100 Year-Old Law To Ban Alcohol

What is happening in Kfarman and several other Lebanese villages in the South mainly is alarming and dangerous. It's been years now that extremist and some religious groups have been trying to close down shops that sell alcohol. Their argument is that alcohol is “a violation of the shari`a of Islam” and that they should close down. Since they can't do anything legally speaking to shut down these shops, some of them resorted to burning…

Deyim Deyim And Traditions of Epiphany in Lebanon

3 months ago
Many Christians around the world celebrate Epiphany on January 6th, also known as Three Kings’ Day, in reference to the three wise men/kings who visited baby Jesus. Epiphany is a public holiday in many countries ...

203 Blood Units Collected During Achoura by DSC Lebanon & Who is Hussain

6 months ago
For the fourth year in a row, Who is Hussain? and Donner Sang Compter Lebanon organized a blood drive in Haret Hreik in commemoration of Ashoura. This special blood drive aims to encourage those who ...

Progressive Mosque Architecture in Mukhtara – Amir Shakib Arslan Mosque By L.E.FT

7 months ago
Today marked the opening of the Amir Shakib Arslan mosque in Mukhtarah. The new progressive look was designed by L.E.FT arhictects led by Makram el Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine. I loved the design and the ...

Tripoli’s Flying Lanterns Night To Celebrate Eid

9 months ago
Photo Credits: Natheer Halawani This year marks the fifth edition of the “Flying Lanterns” night (#‏نور_دربن‬), where Tripolitans gather to welcome Eid by lightening Tripoli’s sky with lanterns and collecting money to put less fortunate ...

It Took This Saida Resident A Decade To Realize He’s Living in a Synagogue

10 months ago
Most of the Lebanese Jews lived in Beirut but there were also communities in other cities like Saida and Tripoli. In fact, there were around 1,500 Jews living in Saida in the early 1970s according ...

Promoting Religious Tourism in Lebanon: Our Lady of Mantara, Maghdouche

11 months ago
Lebanon is one of the oldest countries in the world and has been at the heart of the growth of Christianity and Islam. Christianity has had a long presence of over two thousand years in ...

Lebanon’s Most Controversial Bishop, Grégoire Haddad, Dies At 91

1 year ago
Grégoire Haddad was a bishop and at some point Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Beirut and Jbeil, yet he believed in secularism, was among the first to strike his religious affiliations from ...

Lebanese React To An Old Man Marrying a 12 Year Old Girl

1 year ago
Child marriage is still a huge problem in Lebanon and is simply wrong. There are no official stats on child marriage in Lebanon but girls are generally more impacted than boys. These girls are not ...