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Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa, north of Bierut.

Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa, north of Bierut.

  • Fairouz - Ya Mariam El Bekr

The Arabic Marian hymn Ya Mariam El Bekr (Arabic: يا مريم البكر), sung by the Lebanese singer Fairouz.

Oh Virgin Mary, you are greater than the sun and the moon and every star in the sky. Oh Mother of Jesus, my Mother and my hope, don’t abandon me when I falter. Oh Morning Star, we ask you to protect our churches. Please enlighten my mind, my hearing and my sight. Oh Virgin Mary, you are greater than the sun and every star in the sky.

A street shrine for Mary in Tyre, Lebanon.

A street shrine for Mary in Tyre, Lebanon.

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Our Lady of the Waterfall in Jezzine, Lebanon.

Our Lady of the Waterfall in Jezzine, Lebanon.

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حريصاA vintage postcard of the statue of Our Lady of Lebanon (or Notre Dame du Liban) in Harissa, Lebanon. It has been a place of pilgrimage for Lebanese Christians since the early 20th century.Posted for sssaltskin

حريصا

A vintage postcard of the statue of Our Lady of Lebanon (or Notre Dame du Liban) in Harissa, Lebanon. It has been a place of pilgrimage for Lebanese Christians since the early 20th century.

Posted for sssaltskin

Ya Oum Allah (Oh Mother of God) by the Lebanese singer Fairouz.

The song is an Arabic Christian hymn in honour of Mary, who is very revered by the various Christian denominations of Lebanon, as well as Muslims.

In Lebanon the feast of the Annunciation is celebrated by both Christians and Muslims under the title ‘Together around Mary, Our Lady’. This makes Mary a unique symbol of unity between the two religious communities.