BIOGRAPHY
I-Death and afterward
He died in sanctity on Saturday May 3, 1704, and was buried in the grotto of Saint Marina in Qannoubine.

Death:
Patriarch Estefan Duwayhi died, as he wished, at his See of Qannubine in the aroma of sanctity, on May 3, 1704.

The Author:
Always engaged in traveling because of the political unrest and social situation, he nevertheless wrote thirty extensive books on history and Church liturgy, not including his precious commentaries and his enormous correspondence to Popes, Kings, Cardinals and civic leaders. Among his writings are: History of the Times; The origins of the Maronites; The Defense of the Orthodoxy of the Maronites; The Book of Ordinations; The Series of Maronite Patriarchs; The Lamp of the Sanctuary; The Book of Consecrations; The Book of Anaphoras; The Book of Rites and Benedictions; The Book of Syriac Tunes, and many others...


His Sanctity:
Patriarch Estefan Duwayhi was revered as a saint. He was considered by many Maronites of Lebanon, but particularly in North Lebanon and in Zgharta, Ehden to have been a saint.

 The Congregation of the Causes of Saints issued the decree of nulla osta for his beatification cause on December 5, 1996. The Patriarchate of Antioch of the Maronites proceeded with the diocesan investigation and, at its culmination, submitted the results to congregation, which validated the proceedings with a decree dated on November 8, 2002. The Position for the beatification cause was published in 2005 and it received the approval of the Historical Commission of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints on January 24, 2006. On July 3, 2008, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI authorised the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to draw up a decree on the heroic virtues of Patriarch El Douaihy who will be referred to as Venerable from the moment of publication of the decree. Many miracles are attributed to him, both during his life and after his death. The Cause of his Beatification and is advancing tremendously.

TESTIMONIALS
IHis Personality
The Person, Humility, Piety, Austerity, Science, Nationalism, The Giant.
IEarly life
Estephan Douaihy was born at a time when the Maronites were suffering badly from Ottoman oppression.
IExpanded description: the Priest, the Bishop, the Patriarch.
As priest, As bishop, and later as Patriarch, he undertook reforms of the Maronite Church and its monks. Douaihy was elected Patriarch in 1670, when he was only 40 years old.
IDeath and afterward
Almost immediately after his death, he was considered by many Maronites of Lebanon, but particularly in North Lebanon and in Zgharta, Ehden to have been a saint.