Inauguration of the Cathedral of the Maronite Patriarchate in Bkerke, After Rehabilitation

From the main entrance, to Saint Rafqa Chapel, all the way to the new cathedral,
The Maronite Patriarch enters the new cathedral of the Patriarchate

Entry with solemn maronite hymns and prayers

Prayer for the blessing of the new cathedral and the altar

Holy incense around the new altar

Anointment of the new altar with holy oil

Mar Beshara Peter Al Rahi begins the Sunday Mass.
The holy altar is overlooked by a great wall painting
of the Ascension

General view of the beautiful cathedral, all built
in natural white stones from mount Lebanon.
Natural lighting adds a nice touch to the

Sunday Homily

Government officials among believers attending the ceremony

"The beauty of the new cathedral reflects the beauty of Christ's church,"
says the Maronite Patriarch

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