Lebanese Maronite Order
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The Lebanese Maronite Order (known also as Baladites or Valadites), is a monastic order among the Levant-based, Catholic Maronite Church, which from the beginning has been specifically a monastic Church. The order was founded in 1694 in the Monastery of Mart Moura, Ehden, Lebanon, by three Maronite young men from Aleppo, Syria, under the patronage of Patriarch Estephan El Douaihy (1670–1704).
The second order is the Aleppians (or halabiyyah), monks of Aleppo, a city in present Syria, the antonym of baladiyah. This order resulted from a split with the Baladites. Pope Clement XIV sanctioned this separation in 1770.
The monks and nuns of the Order use the post-nominal initials of O.L.M., from the French version of the name, Ordre Libanais Maronite.
- Monastery of Qozhaya
- Maronite Religious Institutes (Orders)
- Melkite Religious Institutes (Orders)
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Eastern Monasticism". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 
- Official website of the Lebanese Antonin Order
- Official Website of the Mariamite Maronite Order (O.M.M.)
- Official website of the Congregation of Maronite Lebanese Missionaries
- History of the Baladites at the official website of the Monastery of Qozhaya
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