How a Lebanese Priest Celebrated Labor Day

Majdi Allawi is a Lebanese priest and the founder of a religious organization called "Bonheur du Ciel", an organization that helps treat people struggling with substance abuse with the power of faith. The priest decided to celebrate Labor Day by helping out those who don't take the day off, so he joined Sukleen workers in the morning, then helped out workers at a gas station, served food at a restaurant and worked at a supermarket.…

Lebanon is Building The Biggest Cross in the Middle East (Again)

We're building a new cross in Lebanon that is bigger than the one in Bekich. The Ijdabra cross, located in the Batroun area, will be 60 meters long and is being built on a land owned by the church of Mar Saba at 400m above sea level. The Qanat Bakish is 73.8 meters tall so I'm guessing the new cross will be wider but I couldn't find further info. The cross project, which is almost…

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

6 years ago
On February 26, 2017, Rola Sleiman made history by becoming the first woman to be ordained in a Middle Eastern Church (the Presbyterian Church). By doing so, Rola has also become the first Lebanese & ...

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

6 years ago
What is happening in Kfarman (Nabatieh) 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 ...

Deyim Deyim And Traditions of Epiphany in Lebanon

6 years 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

7 years 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 years 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

7 years 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

7 years 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

7 years 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 ...