Greek-Catholic Church 'Our Lady of Damascus' – Malta

Inauguration of the restoration of the Miraculous Icon of Our Lady of Damascus

On 30th June, 2022, the restored miraculous icon of Our Lady of Damascus was officially inaugurated at the Greek-Catholic church in Valletta. The conservation and restoration project, which took about three years to conclude, was successfully carried out by the firm Atelier del Restauro (Malta). This was a very difficult and delicate task, given that the icon is around one thousand years old and needed a lot of consolidation. Long years of exposure to the elements, without any protection, took […]

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The Conferment of the Minor Orders of Lectorate and Subdiaconate to Mr Jesmond Schembri

On Sunday 12th December, 2021, H.E. Mons. Manuel Nin, Apostolic Exarch for the Byzantine Catholics in Greece, conferred the minor Orders of Lectorate and Subdiaconate to Mr Jesmond Schembri. The ceremony took place immediately after the Doxology introducing the Sunday divine Liturgy, which was officiated by Mons. Nin, with the participation of the concelebrants Mons. Archimandrite George Mifsud, parish priest emeritus and Rev. Papàs Martin Zammit, parish priest. The ceremony was attended by family members, parishioners of the Greek-Catholic Parish […]

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Veneration of the Holy Relic of St Leopoldo Mandić, the Saint of Spiritual Ecumenism at Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre.

On Saturday, 31st October 2020, Rev. Fr Mario Attard OFMCap, and Rev. Papàs Martin Zammit of the Greek-Catholic church, met at the chapel of Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre (SAMOC) to venerate the holy relic of St Leopoldo Mandić, the patron saint of those suffering from cancer. The holy relic has been recently acquired for the chapel of SAMOC on the initiative of Fr Mario. St Leopoldo was born into a Croatian Catholic family in Castelnuovo di Cattaro (the present day […]

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Papàs Martin Zammit installed as Parish Priest of the Greek-Catholic Church of Our Lady of Damascus Parish (Valletta, Malta)

On Sunday, 18th July, 2021, Papàs Martin Zammit became the twenty-first parish priest of the Greek Catholic Church of Our Lady of Damascus parish. The installation ceremony took place at the Church of St Nicholas, in Valletta. Parish priest emeritus, Mons. George Mifsud, and Fr Anton Farrugia Pisani O.F.M. concelebrated. Assisting the Divine Liturgy were His Grace  Archbishop Charles Scicluna, Valletta parish priests, representatives of various religious orders, and many parishioners and friends of the Greek-Catholic church. At the beginning […]

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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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