Our Lady of the Cedars Church | Houston, TX
On Saturday, 27 October, Our Lady of the Cedars Church celebrated the feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in a festive Village Night full of tradition and fun. The evening started with Liturgy followed by a procession and benediction with the statue of Our Lady of the Rosary. It was very heartwarming to see the community come together for a moment of prayer before the Village Night festival started.
As the festivities began, our talented youth choir and adult choir put on an outstanding performance wearing traditional village clothing and singing classic Lebanese songs. The music, dancing, and singing lasted late into the night with star singer, Ali Barada. For the little ones, we had face painting stations, a petting zoo, pony rides, and moonwalks. People flocked to the food stations, where falafel, shawarma, mana’eesh, labne, jillab, baklawa, turkish coffee, and much more were freshly made and served.
The hype of the festivity had started a week earlier when many volunteers from the parish organizations – Knights of the Cedars, Daughters of Mary, Parish Council, MYO, and MYA -worked tirelessly to make this event successful. The generosity of our parishioners was remarkable in donating time, talent, and blessings, and we are grateful for all the hard work from our organizations.
After weeks of rain, we were blessed to have beautiful, sunny weather that Saturday. The festival was enjoyed by people of all ages, who came with their friends and families to embrace the Maronite tradition. Overall, we enjoyed this year’s Fall Village Night very much and hope to keep this successful tradition for many years ahead.
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