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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H.E. the President of Malta visits our Church

On Sunday 28th February 2016 Her Excellency the President of the Republic of Malta Ms Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and her Consort, Mr Edgar Preca, attended the Divine Liturgy of St Basil. This is the first time that a President of the Republic of Malta visits out historical Church. After the Holy Liturgy, Her Excellency the President and her Consort met with the Parish Priest, Archimandrite George Mifsud, the Deacon Martin Zammit, and the members and guests of the community of […]

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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 Prof. 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 […]

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