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Experiencing Antiochian Orthodoxy First-Hand

In October 2017, Fr Philip, Phillip Garfoot and Chad Lyon went on pilgrimage to Lebanon. They stayed in Bkeftine Monastery in North Lebanon, where they were blessed to enjoy just the smallest taste of Orthodox Monasticism. During the days we were cared for by Fr Hananias, his wife and family, and his parish. We were almost put to shame by the generous hospitality shown to us by everyone we met.

We visited many monasteries during our stay, and were entertained like royalty by the many Christians we met. Our pilgrimage was a true encounter with the love and kindness of faithful Christianity.

Read more about our pilgrimage on the Lebanon Pilgrimage page.

Please pray for the people of Lebanon and Syria, as they pray for us.

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