Pope Francis about the Byzantine Liturgy

Excerpt from the press conference given by Pope Francis during his flight back to Rome from the World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, 28 July 2013. Answering a question by the Russian journalist Alexey Bukalov, Pope Francis had this to say about the Byzantine liturgy. (Italian original) Alexey Bukalov: Buonasera Santo Padre. Santo Padre, tornando all’ecumenismo: oggi gli ortodossi festeggiano i 1.025 anni del cristianesimo, ci sono grandissimi festeggiamenti in molte capitali. Se vuole fare un commento su questo […]

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Easter Hymn: Christós Anésti

From Easter Sunday till the holy feast of Pentecost, churches of the Eastern rite resound with this hymn: Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος! Transliteration: Christós anésti ek nekrón, thanáto thánaton patísas, ké tís en tís mnímasi, zoín charisámenos! English translation: Christ is risen from the dead, Trampling down death by death, And upon those in the tombs Bestowing life!

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Reproductions of the icon of Our Lady of Damascus

Reproductions of the icon of Our Lady of Damascus are now available in four formats. Picture of the icon (29cm x 20cm): Euro 1.50 Card size (21cm x 15cm): Euro 1 Postcard (15cm x 10.5cm): 50 cents Holy Picture: 20 cents. These can be acquired directly from the Greek-Catholic Church (Valletta).   Orders can also be made by contacting the Parish Priest, Papas George Mifsud on tel. (00356) 21-237872    

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