Christian Arabs (q.v.) of Lebanon whose church goes back at least to John Maron, a bishop of the seventh century. The Maronites may have separated over their support of Monotheletism (q.v.), despite its condemnation at the Sixth Ecumenical Council (680-681). In any case, by the 12th century they returned to Orthodoxy (q.v.), accepting the authority of the papacy (q.v.), and supporting the Crusader conquest of the Holy Land.

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