Come from Lebanon, my promised bride, come from Lebanon, come on your way. Look down from the heights of Amanus, from the crests of Senir and Hermon, the haunt of lions, the mountains of leopards.
(Song of Songs 4:8)
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maronitesoul:

Oh Lord Jesus, Son of God, You who have promised to glorify those who glorify You, and to acknowledge those who acknowledge You, look at us with Your merciful eyes, and answer the prayers we raise to You through your martyrs the Franciscan priests and the three brothers Francis, Abdel Mooti, and Raphael, who acknowledged You before everyone, glorified You before nations, and died courageously for You.Accept this prayer that we raise to Your greatness, for rapidly confirming their sanctity if You mercifully allow it, and bestow upon us the necessary blessings, especially (name of requested blessing). May glory be upon You. Amen.
( Feast day : 10 July )
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maronitesoul:

Oh Lord Jesus, Son of God, You who have promised to glorify those who glorify You, and to acknowledge those who acknowledge You, look at us with Your merciful eyes, and answer the prayers we raise to You through your martyrs the Franciscan priests and the three brothers Francis, Abdel Mooti, and Raphael, who acknowledged You before everyone, glorified You before nations, and died courageously for You.
Accept this prayer that we raise to Your greatness, for rapidly confirming their sanctity if You mercifully allow it, and bestow upon us the necessary blessings, especially (name of requested blessing). May glory be upon You. Amen.

( Feast day : 10 July )

Read More about the three Massabki brothers

O Mary, you who are called the “the Cedar of Lebanon,” look down upon your children who today and always beg your guiding hand. Grant us the faith to withstand the sweeping blows of life as the cedar stands straight against the wind.

Develop in us the hope, the hope of Resurrection, that what we believe as your Divine Son has revealed it to us; we may appreciate the joy that should be ours. Dear Mother, increase our love, the love we should have for the Blessed Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; our filial love for you, and to the perfection of this love: to love our neighbor not in theory  but in solid prayer and practice.

We now kneel at your feet, dear Lady, begging for your blessing and beseeching your intercession to your Divine Son for all our Church and Government authorities, for ourselves, all our relatives and friends, especially (request).

Our Lady, Queen of Lebanon, America, and the Universe,Pray for us.

(An Indulgenced Prayer. Imprimateur: Bishop Francis M Zayek - St. Maron’s Diocese, USA)

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Great Friday of the Crucifixion

 O Christ our God, in your great and unspeakable love for all, you became our sacrifice on Golgotha. By offering yourself, you pardoned the sin of the world. You enabled weak and sinful people to receive your body and life-giving blood. You have made us worthy of offering your acceptable sacrifices in memory of your saving passion and glorious resurrection. You have given us this sign for the purification of our souls and bodies. With the prophet David, we cry out and say: “I shall receive the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord.”

acatholicvibe:

Great Friday of the Crucifixion

 O Christ our God, in your great and unspeakable love for all, you became our sacrifice on Golgotha. By offering yourself, you pardoned the sin of the world. You enabled weak and sinful people to receive your body and life-giving blood. You have made us worthy of offering your acceptable sacrifices in memory of your saving passion and glorious resurrection. You have given us this sign for the purification of our souls and bodies. With the prophet David, we cry out and say: “I shall receive the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord.”

O God the Word, our Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Lord of heaven and earth and the consuming Flame upon whom the fiery ranks of heaven dare not look. In your compassion, you clothed yourself with a body. The heavenly creatures who serve you with reverence hide their faces before you.

Almighty God, Source of Life, in your mercy, you chose to bow your head before the creation of your hands. You washed your disciples’ feet and imparted an authentic example of your humility for us to follow. You have shown us how to imitate your saving meekness.

Now, allow us, your servants gathered here before you, to cleanse ourselves from every trace of sin as we follow the example of your humility. May our minds be illuminated by the way you humble yourself. Through your humility, may we loose the bonds of vanity and the destructive tendencies of the adversary. May we put on humility, gladness, and true love, for you instructed us to serve each other with the purity and holiness worthy of true disciples and servants. May we preserve the memory of your saving passion and your life-giving death, O Christ, so we may observe the feast of your glorious resurrection, now and for ever.

By From the Maronite Rite of Washing of Feet on Holy Thursday