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 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 delegation […]

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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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Great Blessing of the Water

On the occasion of the great feast of Theophany the parish priest Archim. George Mifsud Montanaro performed the Great Blessing of the Water and distributed it to the congregation. Apolytikion of the Feast: Lord, when You were baptized in the Jordan, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest. For the voice of the Father gave witness to You, calling You Beloved; and the Spirit, in the form of a dove, confirmed the certainty of His words. Glory to You, Christ our […]

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Diaconal Ordination of Martin Zammit at Our Lady of Damascus, Valletta

On Sunday, December 20th, 2015, the Greek-Catholic parish of Our Lady of Damascus, with praise and thanksgiving to the Almighty God, joyfully witnessed the ordination of sub-deacon Martin Zammit to the sacred order of deacon. Mons. Dimitrios Salachas, Bishop of Gratianopolis and Apostolic Exarch of the Greek Byzantine Church imposed his hands and invoked the Holy Spirit on the ordinand in the presence of Mons. Paul Cremona, Archbishop Emeritus. The divine liturgy was con-celebrated by Bishop Salachas, Archimandrite George Mifsud […]

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Easter Sunday: The climax of the celebrations of HOLY WEEK 2014

As in previous years, the Greek-Catholic Church of Our Lady of Damascus in Valletta attracted a numerous congregation of faithful who eagerly awaited the joyous announcement declaring: Christ is Risen – Χριστός Ανέστη – Христос воскрес! The divine liturgy started at 8.00 a.m. and finished at 10.30 a.m. During the liturgy, the gospel of St John was read in Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Church Slavonic, Maltese, English, Italian, French, Russian, Spanish, German and Arabic. At the end of the liturgy, the […]

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Holy Liturgy of St Basil at the Chapel of St Basil the Great at Mqabba (Malta)

On Thursday, 2nd January, feast of St Basil (Latin calendar), Fr George Mifsud, the Parish Priest of the Greek-Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Damascus (Valletta), has celebrated the Holy Liturgy of St Basil at the saint’s medieval chapel at Mqabba. This chapel was built towards the end of the 15th century and served as Mqabba’s first parish church. The Roman Cathiolic congregation greatly appreciated this liturgical event which came about on the initiative of Rev. George Schembri (Mqabba Parish). […]

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