Presbyteral Ordination of Papàs Martin Zammit

June 11th 2017 was a great day for the Greek Catholic Church of Our Lady of Damascus, in Valletta. Οn that day, Rev. Deacon Martin Zammit received his presbyteral ordination in the church of St Nicholas of Myra, Merchants Str., Valletta. H.E. Mons Manuel Nin O.S.B. , Apostolic Exarch to Greece, and Titular Bishop of Carcabia, ordained Deacon Martin to the priesthood by the laying of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit. Also present for the ceremony were […]

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Sub-Diaconal Ordination of Dennis Mifsud

On Sunday, December 18th 2016, the Personal Parish of Our Lady of Damascus in Valletta witnessed the Clerical Tonsuring, the institution of Lector and the Ordination to the Sub-Diaconate of Mr Dennis Mifsud, a member of our parish. His Grace Mgr. Manuel Nin O.S.B., Apostolic Exarch of Greece and Titular Bishop of Carcabia imposed his hands and invoked the Holy Spirit on the ordinand. The Ordination Mass was concelebrated by Mgr. George Mifsud Montanaro, Fr. Anton Farrugia OFM and a […]

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Our Church acquires a liturgical fan (ripidion)

During today’s divine Liturgy (9th October, 2016), our Parish Priest, Rev. Archimandrite George Mifsud, announced that our Church has just acquired a ripidion, that is, a liturgical fan (see photos). This wooden liturgical fan, with the image of a seraph with six wings on both sides, is the artistic work of the Maltese iconographer Mr Joseph Vella, whose works are to be found in various churches of Malta. During the consecration, the deacon, standing at the Holy Altar, gently waves the ripidion over the […]

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Honoured and blessed by the presence at “Our Lady of Damascus”, Valletta, of Venedykt (Aleksiychuk), Protosyncellus, Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv Archeparchy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

During the month of August, 2016, our Greek Catholic community was honoured and blessed by the presence of Venedykt (Aleksiychuk), Protosyncellus, Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv Archeparchy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. This is the third time that Bishop Venedykt is visiting our community. During his month-long stay, His Eminence officiated the divine liturgy with our Parish Priest, Fr George Mifsud. After liturgy, our community has had the welcome opportunity to meet Bishop Venedykt personally in a very friendly atmosphere. Moreover, […]

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L’ordinazione episcopale di Manuel Nin

«Nella tua persona il Maestro si fa presente: tu innalzi i suoi tratti». Tratto da sant’Efrem, è questo il programma episcopale di Manuel Nin, esarca apostolico per i cattolici greci di rito bizantino. Finora rettore del Pontificio collegio greco a Roma, Nin ha ricevuto questa mattina l’ordinazione episcopale nella basilica papale di San Paolo fuori le mura, nel corso di una divina liturgia concelebrata — insieme agli ordinandi Dimitrios Salachas, predecessore nell’esarcato apostolico, Sevastianos Rossolatos, arcivescovo di Atene, Donato Oliverio, […]

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The Latest Artistic Acquisitions at ‘Our Lady of Damascus’

The Church of Our Lady of Damascus in Valletta has been embellished with the latest artistic works by the young, but much-talented Serbian sculptor Mr Darko Djordjevich. These consist of two icon stands adorned with traditional Byzantine religious motifs and a frame for the icon of the Nativity above the Altar of Preparation (prothesis). Mr Djordjevich started working on these artistic works at the Church itself during the second half of 2015. The icon stands were placed in the Church […]

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