ARCHITECTURE: TRIFORA (THE 3 BAYS OF LEBANESE HOUSES)

The presence of 3 bays in traditional lebanese houses has a religious meaning: it is the light of the Holy Trinity. This is based on Codex Rabulensis (from the syriac Rabulla) present in the library of Florence Italy, previously in Wadi Qannoubine Lebanon. Dr Amine Jules Iskandar explains it in this video:

 

 

Here is a link to a conference (in french) given by Dr Iskandar about the Trifora: http://www.rotarybeyrouth.org/site/documents/upload/Amine%20%20Iskandar.pdf

– “La trifora libanaise” (the Lebanese triple arche and its Syriac meaning) in Parole de L’Orient (Mélto) . Actes du 9° Symposium Syriacum, issue 31 (2006)
– “La trifora libanaise” (the Lebanese triple arche and its Syriac meaning) in Fann wa ‘imarah (revue spécialisé de l’Académiede Beaux Arts de l’Université Libanaise), issue 1 (décembre 2006)
– “La maison à trois arcades” (The triple arche and its Syriac meaning in Lebanese architecture) in Byzance, issue 10(February-March 2005).

He explains also here the meaning of other symbols seen in religious churches and monuments and the symbolism of armenian carpet and the Lys flower (zanbak):

and here is another reflexion on syriac architecture:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hv0HUZ5R_A&list=PLMwFBuXlRIg-vQnSiC6Jc4tpqkhVPZUsm&index=5

 

and here too: about the engravings on syriac maronites churches stones:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z3YcHl2dI0&list=PLMwFBuXlRIg-vQnSiC6Jc4tpqkhVPZUsm&index=6

 

HISTORY OF HYMNS-ICONS:

HYMNS – TUR LEVNON:

These hymns are either done or edited by Tur Levnon:

Shlom Lekh Oh Maryam by Layal Nehmé . Lyrics by Dr Amine Iskandar.

https://youtu.be/aPHh_2Ald2c

 

  • First recital of Tur Levnon Mar Maroun Beirut 31-8-2017- PART 1:
  • First recital of Tur Levnon Mar Maroun Beirut PART 2:
  • First recital of Tur Levnon Mar Maroun Beirut PART 3:
  • First recital of Tur Levnon Mar Maroun Beirut PART 4:
  • Avo Dqoushto from Recital by Carole Lahoud:
  • Syriac Maronite Union-Tur Levnon Hymn:
  • Youhanon Moroun hymn:
  • Youhanon Moroun:
  • Shoubho lrahmayk:
  • Shoubho lhaw qolo:
  • Shoubho lhaw qolo latin characters by Dr Samer Semrany from Tur Levnon:
  • Al Shemoun Kifo:
  • Gloria in excelsis Deo-syriac lyrics by Dr Samer Semrany from Tur Levnon:
  • Osyo Dra7me:
  • Iqoro dLevnon:
  • Enono lahmo dhyeh:
  • Hallel Hallel:
  • To Bashlom:
  • Sloutekh Aaman:
  • Nehwe Dukhrono dMaryam :
  • Tubé Lmaryam by Tur Levnon:
  • taw nimar Toveyh lhoy Maryam :
  • Enono nouhro shariro :
  • Bsafro nqadem lslouto by Tur Levnon:
  • Teshbohto lmoryo:
  • Lbayto Aloho 3elet:
  • Qadeeshat Aloho:
  • Words of consecration by Tur Levnon:
  • Words of consecration:

 

 

 

 

OTHER SYRIAC HYMNS:

  • Shlom lekh Maryam:
  • Abun Dbashmayo:
  • Credo : mhaymninan had Aloho:
  • Dekhlet faghrokh:
  • Words of consecration:

 

CHRISTMAS HYMNS WRITTEN IN SYRIAC BY TUR LEVNON DR SAMER SEMRANY:

Adeste Fidèles: sung by Layal Nehmé – Les anges dans nos campagnes: sung by Carole Lahoud – In little town, in the Galilee of peoples: sung by Rodolphe Mouawad- What child is this: sung by Layal Nehmé – On Simon Peter the Lord built his church:sung by Rodolphe Mouawad.

These hymns were among others in the Christmas Recital held at Mar Mikhael Church Bikfaya on 16 december 2017.

ICONS

These modern icons were created by the sacred art workshop of the Maronite Archdiocese of Cyprus and are syriac-antiochian in inspiration. To obtain a copy of this 206 pages book, please contact:
Dar Sader Publishing and Printing
P. O. Box 10 Beirut, Lebanon
Fax: 961-4-910270
E-Mail: dsp@darsader.com

From Amazon.com: The Maronite Icons Modern Sacred Art: Boutros Gemayl, Various Religous Art: 9789963840908: Amazon.com: Books

These icons and other interesting maronite references are present at the Maronite Heritage website: https://www.maronite-heritage.com

LITURGICAL YEAR ICONS

 

The Maronite Liturgical year 2017/2018  Calendar – MARONITE HERITAGE (maronite-heritage.com)

1- Introduction to the Liturgical Year:
05 Nov 2017—————-11 Nov 2017
2- The Season of the Birth of the Lord:
     12 Nov 2017————–05 Jan 2018
3- Epiphany Season:
06 Jan 2018————– 21 Jan 2018
4- The Three Weeks before Lent:
22 Jan 2018 ————– 11 Feb 2018
5- Lent Season:
12 Feb 2018 ————- 25 March 2018
6- Passion Week:
26 March 2018 ———— 31 March 2018
7- Resurrection Season:
1 April 2017 ———– 19 May 201
8- Pentecost Season:
20 May 2018 ——— 13 Sept 201
9- Holy Cross Season:
14 Sept 2018 ————- 3 Nov 2018

SAINTS ICONS