Articles in Maronite Church and Community News

Muslim bride's unique Martin Place tribute

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As the Sydney siege memorial grows, a Muslim bride has made a pilgrimage to Martin Place on her wedding day. Manal Kassem was adorned in a white dress, hijab and veil when she laid her wedding bouquet on the river of floral tributes...... Read full article

From Colombia to Lebanon: Father Dario Escobar

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In his spartan hermitage several kilometres up a narrow footpath in northern Lebanon's Qadisha Valley, only one trait remains from Dario Escobar's previous life: a love of football. The 75-year-old recluse hails from a wealthy Colombian family...... Read full article

Man charged over arson attack on Bellevue function centre in Bankstown

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Police have charged a man over the deliberate lighting of a fire at the bellevue function centre in Bankstown with links to the family of disgraced former NSW MP Eddie Obeid.... Read full article

Is this the end of shisha? New smoking laws may snuff out Middle Eastern water pipes in outdoor cafe

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LAWS banning smoking in outdoor dining areas from July 6 may spell the end of Parramatta’s popular shisha restaurants.... Read full article

Brother Estephan

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Brother Estephan Nehme was born in Lehfed, on March 8th, 1889. His parents, Estephan Bou Haykal Nehme and Christina Badawi Hanna Khaled were very decent. He was baptized on March 15th, 1889, at Our Lady Church of Lehfed, by Father Gerges Fadel.... Read full article

Letter from Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay to the Prime Minister of Australia and the Premier of NSW

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Letter from Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay, Maronite Bishop of Australia, addressed to The Honourable Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia, and The Honourable Mike Baird MP, Premier of NSW... Read full article

There's NO fear over Lebanon ... here's why!

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مسيرة الاحد ٢٢ أيار من المحبسة الى دير مارون عنايا ضريح القديس شربل... Read full article

The late George Khouzame awarded the Order of Australia Medal for service to the Lebanese community

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George Khouzame epitomised what it is to be a man of the people and his legacy continues throughout the Canterbury-Bankstown region.... Read full article

Memorandum of Understanding between the AABC and Bankstown City Council

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A Memorandum of Understanding “MOU” between the AABC and Bankstown City Council was signed at the AABC dinner in the presence of Clr Linda Downey, Mayor of Bankstown City Council, AABC members and guests. ... Read full article

Saint Nematullah Kassab Al Hardini

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Father Hardini was born Joseph Kassab in the year 1808. His father was George Kassab and his mother Marium Raad, daughter of Reverend Yousef Yacoub. He had four brothers and two sisters, his brothers were 'Assaf, Elias, Tanious, Yacoub ...... Read full article

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