Sunday Divine Liturgy
There is a weekly fellowship coffee hour every Sunday after the 11 am Divine Liturgy - all are welcome.
This event should be kept simple for it is a true intention of fellowship. If you are interested in hosting a weekly fellowship please phone the rectory at (202) 829-5554.
Saint Sharbel is the saintly hermit of whom Thomas Merton said: "He lived as a hermit - he was a Maronite. He died. Everyone forgot about him. Fifty years later his body was discovered incorrupt and in a short time he worked over 600 miracles. HE IS MY NEW COMPANION. My road has taken a new turning. It seems to me that I have been asleep for 9 years - and before that I was dead."
Every Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm, a group of people meet at the church, for the chanting of the evening prayer, and the blessing with the Icon of Saint Sharbel (Ziyyah). The services are conducted in Arabic because the singing does not exit in English to-date; however, the preaching is conducted in English. Additionally, a chapter from the Holy Bible is read and explained every Tuesday.
May this devotion offered to God help us imitate Saint Sharbel's love to God and to people.