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Lebanese Festival 2019

Presented by Our Lady of Lebanon Church

August 10th and 11th at Oglebay Park

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As one enters the Church of Our Lady of Lebanon, in Wheeling, West Virginia, the eye will immediately focus on a central uniquely celebrated feature, a portrait of Mary dedicated under the title of Our Lady of Lebanon, displayed within the sanctuary, just above the tabernacle. One will notice Mary’s outstretched maternal hands beckoning; also incorporated within the design’s background are the famous Cedars of Lebanon, the age-old symbol of the title our Maronite faithful attribute to “As-Saidy” (The Noble Lady).

The newly constructed church was but ten years old when it was gutted by fire, December 19, 1932. Saved was the life-sized (4’ x 6’) framed icon of Our Lady suspended undamaged above her shrine! Many of the local firemen at the blazing scene attest to its miraculous preservation. There was an account of a certain firefighter’s own experience, one of which stated that he directed the main pressure hose to be leveled at the image, while the water with all its velocity was diverted from the picture. And still later the delicate painting in oils had plummeted twenty-five feet without damage!

Following the fire, the Blessed Mother appeared to both the bishop and the pastor simultaneously in a dream with the message that her portrait be hung above the main altar. In an effort to rebuild the destroyed church, devoted parishioners initiated the Mahrajan (Festival) in order to secure the funds to construct today’s existing church where the miraculous portrait can be seen today.

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Entertainment Schedule

Saturday

August 10th

12:00p - 1:00p: Lebanese Songs & Dabke

1:00p - 1:20p: Parish Dance Troupe

1:20p - 2:30p: Lebanese Songs & Dabke

2:30p - 2:50p: Parish Dance Troupe

3:00p - 4:00p: Lebanese Songs & Dabke

4:00p - 4:20p: Parish Dance Troupe

4:30p - 5:00p: Intermission - Recorded Music

5:00p - 6:00p: Lebanese Songs & Dabke

6:00p - 6:20p: Parish Dance Troupe

6:30p - 7:30p: Lebanese Songs & Dabke

Sunday

August 11th

12:00p - 12:30p: Lebanese Songs & Dabke

12:30p - 1:00p: Parish Dance Troupe

1:00p - 1:30p: Professional Middle Eastern Belly Dance #1

1:30p - 2:00p: Lebanese Songs & Dabke

2:00p - 2:30p: Parish Dance Troupe

2:30p - 3:00p: Professional Middle Eastern Belly Dance #2

3:00p - 3:30p: Lebanese Songs & Dabke

3:30p - 4:00p: Parish Dance Troupe

4:00p - 4:30p: Professional Middle Eastern Belly Dance #3

4:30p - 5:00p: Intermission - Recorded Music

5:00p - 5:30p: Professional Middle Eastern Belly Dance #4

5:30p - 6:00p: Lebanese Songs & Dabke

6:00p - 6:30p: Parish Dance Troupe

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Our Lady of Lebanon Church is always happy to lend a helping hand. If you have a question about our upcoming festival, please call or email us with the information below!

Address

Levenson Shelter,
Wheeling, WV 26003

Phone

304-233-1688

Email Us

ololwv@comcast.net