In Lebanon

No matter where he is, an Antonine monk always remembers his mission: to constantly remind the people that they are on a journey, a pilgrimage towards the Kingdom.
From the already established monasteries that are places for prayer and common fraternal life, the Antonine monks start their journey and embark in their mission, not only in all Lebanese regions, but they also go beyond the borders of the country.
Most of the monasteries of the Antonine Order were built or expanded by the monks themselves, as it shows in the documents preserved in the Historical Archives of the Order. As for the distribution of the monasteries among different regions, this constitutes a clear indicator of the objectives of the Order and its religious mission.

Saint Elias    Saint Elias Monastery and Parish
(Established in 1723, Patronal day: July 20)


The monastery of Saint Elias is located in Antelias square and it personifies the pastoral specificity of the antiochian monachism: To serve the Kingdom of God within the world.

The monastery’s pastoral, cultural, and social activities are addressed to all generations. In fact, this monastery was the place where the Pact of the Popular Concord “Al-‘Amiyya” was signed between different Lebanese religions and confessions in 1840.

Finally, one of the many proofs of its cultural radiation is the “Cultural Movement of Antelias” which organizes on a regular basis, national colloquiums and symposiums.


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Tel: 04/415717 - 414420 - 410568
Fax: 04/405387