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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

NEWS BRIEFS: Vatican Newspaper Highlights Work of Sister Marie Keyrouz, Scholarly Singing Lebanese Nun

(VATICAN CITY)...The March 25 edition of L’Osservatore Romano includes an interview with Sister Marie Keyrouz, founder and president of the International Institute of Sacred Chant in Paris. Sister Keyrouz, who was raised a Maronite Catholic, is a member of the Congregation of the Basilian Couetires, a Melkite Greek Catholic religious order. She performs Gregorian, Byzantine, and other Eastern rite chants and received her doctorate in religious musicology and anthropology from Sorbonne University in Paris. Click here to read the article: Intervista a suor Marie Keyrouz: Musica a somiglianza dell'Autore. For more information on Sr. Keyrouz please visit:

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