The Greek-Catholic Community celebrates the Birthday of its Parish Priest, Rev. Archim. George Mifsud.

Today, 20th July, Rev. Archim. George Mifsud, parish priest of the Greek-Catholic church of Our Lady of Damascus, celebrates his 93rd birthday. On the occasion of his birthday, the Greek-Catholic community extends to him the best wishes for many more happy returns of the day. May God’s love and peace be with him always. Yesterday, Sunday 19th July, after divine Liturgy, the community celebrated Fr George’s birthday one day in advance. During the drinks, the community had the opportunity to […]

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Pope Francis: ‘I think of Hagia Sophia, and I am very saddened’

Pope Francis, following the recitation of the Marian Prayer and recalling Sea Sunday, made reference to the Basilica of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (Constantinople), recently transformed into a mosque. The Pope said it made him think about what is happening in Istanbul. This week President Tayyip Erdogan announced his decision to turn the Hagia Sophia museum back into a mosque. “I think of Hagia Sophia”, said Pope Francis, “and I am very saddened.” (Vatican News)

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An Evening Course of One Year in Ecumenism

The Pastoral Formation Institute of the Archdiocese of Malta is organizing a one-year evening course in ecumenism: ‘The Search for Christian Unity’. This course enables participants to understand the different contexts leading to the various divisions within the Church, the importance of ecumenism, the efforts aimed at healing age-old mistrust among Christians of various Churches, and the initiatives bringing Christians together. The course starts on November 13th 2020 and ends on June 4th 2021. More information about the course can […]

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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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The icon of “Our Lady of Damascus”: on its way to a new destination

On Thursday 1st December, the 12th century icon of “Our Lady of Damascus” was brought down from the apse where it has been for the past 60 years. Soon it will be placed in a better location, within our church, where the faithful will be able to venerate it and admire its stunning beauty with greater facility – AT EYE LEVEL! An icon of the Panagia Platytera (“Our Lady who is More Spacious than the Heavens”) has been temporarily placed […]

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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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