Learn about the work of the SSPX in Lebanon

Source: District of Australia and New Zealand

The SSPX has continued to extend it's work in the middle East and has continued to grow its apostolate in Lebanon

See more information at their official SSPX site: https://liban.fsspx.org/en

The SSPX visits Lebanon on a monthly basis as it continues to expand it's work in the middle east. 

Lebanon is a small country of 10,400 square kilometers. It is 50 times smaller than France, but is populated with almost 6.5 million inhabitants. 

Although we have had contacts in Lebanon for nearly 30 years, our mission in this country is still a modest one.

The principal reason for that is that most of the Christians who are leaving there belong to an oriental rite: in general they are Maronite Catholic, Greek Catholic, or Greek Orthodox. Since the 6th century, Lebanon has been a refuge for all Christian communities that were persecuted in the Middle East. Those who belong to the Latin rite are only a small number, about 15,000. This means that it is not in search of the Tridentine Mass that many faithful in the region come to us, which is the usual way people seek our assistance. 

The second reason our apostolate in Lebanon remains small is the war, which lasted 15 years (1975-1990) and the general insecurity that led many people to leave. Many of the first Christians we met in Lebanon have since fled to France, Canada, or Australia.

It is also important to keep in mind that the Christians in Lebanon are very involved in daily political and economic difficulties; they don’t want to be involved in an ecclesiastical problem which they mainly see as a problem for the Latin Church. 

That said, as things have continued to get worse in the Church, the faithful are looking for answers and clarity, and so the SSPX has been able to provide the faithful there with that clarity in these times of confusion. 

The SSPX in Lebanon has taken on a number of activities and associations in order to help promote the faith while assisting the people in their various needs. 

In order to see the extent of the work that is being done and the on going progress please the official sspx website that is now online


For more of the SSPX's on going work in Lebanon there is also now available their official facebook pages:

 https://m.facebook.com/Vers-lOrient-traditionnel-101475289101275/  - Professional Assoication page. 

https://www.facebook.com/AdOrientem.Association/ - Religious Association page. 

The work of the Society of St. Pius X in Lebanon is currently serviced by the priests in Germany and France. Thanks to the continued generous support of the faithful in Europe the SSPX has been able to visit Lebanon on a regular and on going basis since the mid 1980's. 

The work there has continued to grow as more and more people become aware of the present crisis in the Church and look to the work of the SSPX for guidance and direction.