#461 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Maronites

Throughout the Christological Controversy, monastics played an important role. While many monks, especially in Egypt, supported Mono/Miaphysitism, there were also important communities defending Chalcedon – such as the Maronite community in Syria. In the West, Eastern monasticism will influence the development of monastic communities in Gaul as monks sought to replicate the Egyptian desert experience in the mountains and the forests.

Links:
Icon of Saint Maron.

The Lausiac History of Palladius presenting the history of Egyptian monasticism in this period

Information on the Monastery of St. Euthymius

History of the Maronites

Information on the Abbey of Lérins – in French

Abbot Paul Naaman. The Maronites: The Origins of an Antiochene Church. Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publication. 2011

Yizhar Hirschfeld, “Eutymius and His Monastery in the Judean Desert”. Liber Annuus. 43. 1993. 339-371

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#461 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Maronites

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