Greek Catholic Church of Our Lady of Damascus in Malta

Greek Catholic Church of Our Lady of Damascus in Malta

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The Saint of the Day: 18th July O Saint of God, intercede for us.
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WHAT IS HOLINESS IN SIMPLE EXPLANATION. Holiness is the nature and character of God manifested to us through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Holiness. Holiness, or Sanctification is the process of God's grace sanctifying (making holy) a person who was justified and regenerated (1 Cor. 6:11; Titus 3:5). Holiness or Sanctification is God's perfect will for all Christians (Rom.12:1-2; 1Thes.4:1-7). God ordained His people to bear fruit, and this includes maturity through sanctification. Holiness is BOTH consecration to God and separation from the world and all sins,it is always a command by God to man (Titus 2:11-12; 1 Peter 1:15-16; Matthew 5:48; 2Cor.5:17). Without Holiness, no man shall see the Lord (Mat.5:8; Heb.12:14; Rev. 22:10-12). God requires Holiness better than spiritual gifts, and is actually the basis of God's moving in the life of a person or church (Joshua 3:5; Matthew 7:21-23). Holiness is both partaking of God's divine nature through the Holy Ghost (2 Peter 1:4), and the actual decision of man to submit to God's control (Rom.12:1). Therefore, a Christian is expected to leave sin and worldliness in pursuit of God's holiness. Separation from sin, wickedness, and worldliness is both a principle of Holiness and a command to obey (2 Cor.6:14-18; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15-16). If a Christian is truly living in the principles of the Bible concerning Holiness, then he will practically obey the standards of God's Word that pertains to holy, righteous, and godly living which includes moral standards, standards of godly clothing and adornment, and prohibition of worldly lifestyles and fashion. 100441568515 Holiness affects all areas and aspects of our lives, including our thoughts, words, actions, dress, lifestyles, relationships, and our outlook in life. In short, Holiness is both inward transformation toward Christ-like character and outward transformation that is different from the ways of the world and unbelievers. That's Holiness.
in a stamp issue Malta 1962 contained a particular stamp on which it was stated as the Madonna Damascena. The stamp issue was the Great Siege Commemoration. The Madonna on this stamp is not the same image as that held in the Greek Church at Valletta. Can someone please let me know from where I can get information on the image. Thank you.

The Church of Our Lady of Damascus offers a unique heritage characterized by the Byzantine Divine Liturgy and a fine selection of icons. http://greekcatholicmalta.com/

The Greek Catholic Church of Our Lady of Damascus in Valletta is the only one of its kind in the Maltese islands. This small oasis of peace, serenity and unity at the very heart of bustling Valletta offers a unique spiritual experience.

Mission: This Church welcomes Catholics of different rites, Orthodox of Greek, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Georgian and Albanian backgrounds, as well as Oriental Orthodox faithful from Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Syria, Armenia, and Iraq to pray and also to attend the Divine Eucharistic Liturgy in the Byzantine rite.

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The Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebastia (Sebaste) (320)

9th March: Today's Saints
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stpaulbrisbane.org They were all soldiers under one general, taken captive in the time of Licinius for their faith in Christ. They were stripped naked and cast onto a frozen lake at Sebastia in Pontus. They endured the entire night, encouraging each other to be patient. Some accounts say that their persecutors placed....

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† St Theophylactus, bishop of Nicomedia (845)

8th March: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org "Theophylact was from the east; his native city is unknown. In Constantinople he became a close friend of Tarasius, who afterwards became Patriarch of Constantinople. Theophylact was made Bishop of Nicomedia.

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7th March: Today's Saints
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stpaulbrisbane.org These seven holy Bishops give a vivid picture of the dangers endured by those who travelled to proclaim the Gospel of Christ in the early centuries of the Church. All seven were sent as missionary bishops to Cherson on the Black Sea, and all seven died there as Martyrs.

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† The 42 Martyrs of Amorion (845)

6th March: Today's Saints
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stpaulbrisbane.org They were taken captive when Amorion in Phrygia fell to the Muslims in 838, during the reign of Emperor Theophilus. Many of them were officers, and because of their status and reputation, their captors, rather than kill them, attempted to convert them to Islam.

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† Martyr Conon of Isauria (2nd c

5th March: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org The holy Martyr Conon lived in the days of the holy Apostles; he was born in the village of Bydane of Isauria in Asia Minor, to parents named Nestor and Nada. He was instructed in the Faith and baptised into Christ by the Archangel Michael himself, who, it is said, accompanied him for the rest of hi...

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† St Gerasimos of the Jordan (475)

4th March: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org Gerasimos was from Lycia in Asia Minor. After living there as a hermit for many years, he travelled to the Egyptian Thebaid and lived among the Desert Fathers. He then went to Palestine, where he founded the great Lavra, a community of about seventy monks, that remains to this day. The monastery's r...

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† Holy Martyrs Eutropius, Cleonicus and Basiliscus (308)

3rd March: Today's Saints
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stpaulbrisbane.org They were fellow-soldiers and kinsmen of St Theodore the Tyro (Feb. 17). When St Theodore received his martyrdom, they were kept in prison because the governor of Amasia was unwilling to execute them. But a new and crueler governor, Asclepiodotus, took his place and ordered the three soldiers of Chr...

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Hieromartyr Theodotus, bishop of Cyrenia (326)

2nd March: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org Known for his wisdom and virtue, he was chosen as Bishop of Cyrenia on the island of Cyprus. When a persecution broke out against the Christians under the Emperor Licinius, Theodotus was arrested and subjected to many tortures. His torturer Sabinus urged him repeatedly to renounce Christ and worship...

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In 1.300 a Roma per la messa e l’apertura della causa di beatificazione di Fra’ Andrew Bertie - Order of Malta

orderofmalta.int Il Gran Maestro rivolge un messaggio al Santo Padre per rinnovare l’adesione dell’Ordine di Malta al magistero di Papa Francesco In circa 1.300 sono giunti a Roma da ogni parte del mondo per partecipare stamani alla messa e all’apertura dell’inchiesta diocesana per la Causa di Beatificazione...

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Andrew Bertie - Wikipedia

Fra Andrew Bertie, an illustrious parishioner of the Greek-Catholic church in Malta.

it.wikipedia.org Frà Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie (Londra, 15 maggio 1929 – Roma, 7 febbraio 2008) è stato un religioso britannico, 78º Principe e Gran Maestro del Sovrano militare ordine di Malta.

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Il 20 febbraio a Roma l’apertura della causa di beatificazione di Fra’ Andrew Bertie - Order of Malta

Fra Andrew - a parishioner of the Greek-Catholic church "Our Lady of Damascus" - Valletta, Malta.

orderofmalta.int E’ La prima volta in tempi moderni che un Gran Maestro del Sovrano Ordine di Malta viene proposto per essere elevato alla gloria degli altari. Si svolgerà a Roma, il prossimo 20 febbraio alle ore 11.30, nel Palazzo del Vicariato a San Giovanni in Laterano, la Sessione d’Apertura dell’Inchiest...

“We bow before your sacred image, O Lord, and beg forgiveness for our offences, O Christ our God. For You of Your own free will deigned to ascend the cross in Your human nature to deliver from bondage under the enemy, those whom You created. Therefore we gratefully cry out to You. Through your coming to save the world, O Saviour, You have filled all with joy.” (from the Troparion for the First Sunday of Lent)

FIRST SUNDAY OF HOLY LENT - MEMORIAL OF THE HOLY ICONS

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† Martyr Eudocia of Heliopolis (2nd c

1st March: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org Eudocia was from Heliopolis of Phoenicia (now Baalbek in Lebanon). A surpassingly beautiful pagan, she led a licentious life and became wealthy from the gifts of her many lovers. One day an elderly monk, Germanus, came to Heliopolis and stayed with a Christian whose house adjoined Eudocia's. At nigh...

29th February: Today's Saint
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The Saint of the day 29 February

† St John Cassian the Roman (435)

The Synaxarion calls him "Our Father Cassian, chosen by God to bring the illumination of Eastern monasticism to the West". He was born in Scythia of noble parents, and was well educated in secular things. But, thirsting for perfection, he left all behind and travelled with his friend Germanus to the Holy Land, where he became a monk in Bethlehem. After becoming established in the monastic life for several years, St John felt a desire for greater perfection, and sought out the Fathers of the Egyptian Desert. He spent seven years in the Desert, learning from such Fathers as Moses, Serapion, Theonas, Isaac and Paphnutius. Through long struggles in his cell, St John developed from personal experience a divinely-inspired doctrine of spiritual combat. Many say that it was he who first listed the eight basic passions: gluttony, fornication, avarice, anger, sadness, acedia, vainglory and pride.

In time, struggles in the Alexandrian Church made life so difficult for the Egyptian monks that St John (still accompanied by his friend Germanus), sought refuge in Constantinople, where they came under the care and protection of St John Chrysostom. When the holy Archbishop was exiled, St John once again fled, this time to Rome, where he came under the protection of Pope Innocent I. This proved to be providential for the Western Church, for it was St John who brought the treasures of Desert spirituality to the monasteries of the West. He founded the monastery of St Victor in Marseilles, then, at the request of his bishop, wrote the Cenobitic Institutions, in which he adapted the austere practices of the Egyptian Fathers to the conditions of life in Gaul. He went on to write his famous Conferences, which became the main channel by which the wisdom of the desert East was passed to the monastics of the West. Saint Benedict developed much of his Rule (which at one time governed most monasteries in the Latin world) from St John's Institutions,, and ordered that the Conferences be read in all monasteries.

Saint John reposed in peace in 435, and has been venerated by the monks of the West as their Father and one of their wisest teachers. His relics are still venerated at the Abbey of St Victor in Marseilles.

St John's writings were soon attacked by extreme Augustinians and, as Augustinianism became the official doctrine of the Latin Church, his veneration fell out of favor in the West. Outside the Orthodox Church, his commemoration is now limited to the diocese of Marseilles.

Troparion of John Cassian in Fourth Tone

The image of God, was faithfully preserved in you, O Father. For you took up the Cross and followed Christ. By Your actions you taught us to look beyond the flesh for it passes, rather to be concerned about the soul which is immortal. Wherefore, O Holy John Cassian, your soul rejoices with the angels.

Kontakion of John Cassian in First Tone

Thy words breathe forth the sweetness of heavenly cassia, dispelling the foul odour of passion and pleasures; but with the sweet fragrance of thy discretion and temperance, they make known the spiritual ascents in the Spirit, leading men on high, O righteous Father John Cassian, divinely-sent guide of monks.

St Ephrem's Lenten Prayer - to be said daily.

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† St Photine the Samaritan Woman, and those with her (66)

26th February: Today's Saints
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stpaulbrisbane.org She was the Samaritan Woman who met Christ at Jacob's Well (John ch. 4). She repented, and told her townsmen that she had met the Christ, for which she is sometimes called the first to proclaim the Gospel of Christ. She converted her four sisters (Phota, Photis,Parasceva, and Cyriaca), and her sons....

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† St Tarasios, archbishop of Constantinople (806)

25th February: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org A nobleman born in Constantinople, Tarasios distinguished himself in a secular career, rising in the year 780 to the rank of protasecretis, Principal Secretary of State to the Emperor Constantine VI and his mother the Empress Irene, who was serving as regent.

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† First (4th c

24th February: Today's Commemoration
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stpaulbrisbane.org After the Forerunner was beheaded at the order of Herod and his illicit wife Herodias, his head was discarded in what the Synaxarion calls "an unseemly location," presumably a privy. According to some, it was secretly recovered by Joanna, one of the Myrrhbearing women, and given honourable burial ne...

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† Hieromartyr Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna (167)

23rd February: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org He was born at Ephesus around the year 70. St Irenaeus of Lyons, his disciple, says that St Polycarp was 'a disciple of the Apostles and acquainted with those who had seen the Lord.' His parents died as martyrs, and he was given into the care of a devout lady named Callista. As a child, the Saint wa...

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Uncovering of the relics of the Holy Martyrs at the gate of Eugenius at Constantinople (395-423)

22nd February: Today's Saints
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stpaulbrisbane.org "At the time of the holy Patriarch Thomas I of Constantinople (607-610), the relics of some unknown holy Martyrs were discovered buried in the district of Eugenius. As soon as the Patriarch exposed them for the veneration of the people who gathered from all over the city, numberous healings took pla...

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† St Eustathius, archbishop of Antioch (337)

21st February: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org Eustathius was consecrated Bishop of Berea (Aleppo) in Syria, then of Antioch in 324. He took an active part in the Council of Nicea against the Arian heresy.

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† St Leo, bishop of Catania in Sicily (~780)

20th February: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org Leo lived at the time of the first persecutions of the holy icons. He was born in Ravenna to a noble family, and became bishop of his native city. Soon his reputation as a true shepherd of Christ's flock spread, and he was elected Bishop of Catania in Sicily. As is so often true even today, the city...

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† St Leo the Great, pope of Rome(461)

18th February: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org Pope Leo was one of the great bastions of Orthodoxy during the time of the monophysite heresy and its offshoots. 'According to some, this Saint was born in Rome, but according to others in Tyrrenia (Tuscany), and was consecrated to the archiepiscopal throne of Rome in 440. In 448, when St Flavian, A...

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UNESCO Recognizes Byzantine Chant as Part of World’s Treasured Heritage

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† Great-martyr Theodore the Tyro (~306)

17th February: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org The Greek Tyron means "conscript." This holy Martyr of Christ came from Pontus and was a Roman legionary during Maximian's persecution (~303). Though he had been a Christian since childhood, he kept his faith secret while in the army. While his cohort was stationed near a town called Euchaita, he le...

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† Martyrs Pamphilius and those with him, at Caesarea in Palestine (308)

16th February: Today's Saints
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stpaulbrisbane.org   "The first of these, Pamphilius, was priest in the church at Caesarea in Palestine; a learned and devout man, he corrected the mistakes of various copiers in the text of the New Testament. He himself copied this saving Book and gave it to any who desired it. The second was a deacon, Valentine, o...

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† Holy Apostle Onesimos (~109)

15th February: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org Onesimos escaped from Philemon and fled to Rome, where he was converted to the Faith by St Paul. St Paul sent him back to his master, who at St Paul's urging gave him his freedom. He served the Church for many years before dying a martyr, beaten to death with clubs.

14th February: Today's Saint
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The Saint of the day 14 February (2)

† Venerable Maron the Hermit of Syria

Saint Maron was born in the fourth century near the city of Cyrrhus in Syria. He spent almost all his time beneath the open sky in prayer, vigil, ascetical works and strict fasting. He obtained from God the gift of healing the sick and casting out demons. He counselled those who turned to him for advice to be temperate, to be concerned for their salvation, and to guard against avarice and anger.

Saint Maron, a friend of Saint John Chrysostom, died before 423 at an advanced age.

Some of Saint Maron’s disciples were James the Hermit (November 26), Limnius (February 23), and Domnina (March 1). Saint Maron founded many monasteries around Cyrrhus, and converted a pagan temple near Antioch into a Christian church.

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† Our Holy Father Auxentius (470)

14th February: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org Auxentius was of Persian origin, born in Syria. As a young man, he distinguished himself as a member of the court of the Emperor Theodosius the Younger. Seeing the vanity of the world's honours and pleasures, he became a monk in Constantinople; but when the people began to praise his holiness, he fl...

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† Holy Apostles and Martyrs Priscilla and Aquila

13th February: Today's Saints
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stpaulbrisbane.org Aquila and his wife Priscilla (or Prisca) were Jews from Pontus who settled in Rome, where they worked as tent-makers. When the Emperor Claudius expelled all Jews from Rome in 49-50, they moved to Corinth.

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† St Meletios, archbishop of Antioch (381)

12th February: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org Our holy father Meletios, an Armenian by birth, became archbishop of Antioch at the height of the Arian controversy. Though he was appointed by influential Arians who thought that he shared their views, as soon as he was raised to the throne he began to preach the consubstantiality of the Son with t...

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† Hieromartyr Blaise, bishop of Sebaste (316)

11th February: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org He was born in the province of Armenia, and was a physician by profession. Such was his reputation for holiness that his fellow-citizens elected him Bishop of Sebaste in eastern Anatolia. Though there were few Christians in that pagan city, the bishop labored tirelessly for his flock, encouraging th...

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† Hieromartyr Haralambos (Charalampus), bishop of Magnesia (202)

10th February: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org "This great saint was bishop in Magnesia, and suffered for Christ at the age of 113. When a violent persecution broke out under the Emperor Septimus Severus, the aged Charalampus did not hide from his persecutors, but freely and openly preached the Christian faith. He endured all tortures as though....

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† Holy Martyr Nicephorus (~257)

9th February: Today's Saint
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stpaulbrisbane.org Sapricius the priest and the layman Nicephorus lived in Antioch of Syria. Though they were the closest of friends, a disagreement between them led to estrangement and then to outright enmity. In time, Nicephorus came to himself and realized that reconciliation and love among brethren are precious in...

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132 A, Archbishop Street
Valletta
VLT 1444

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 10:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 10:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 10:00
Thursday 07:00 - 10:00
Friday 07:00 - 10:00
Saturday 18:00 - 19:45
Saturday 09:00 - 10:00
Sunday 09:00 - 11:30
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