How do the Maltese of the Greek rite celebrate Christmas?

Fr Joe Borg interviews Papas Martin Zammit

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Most Maltese form part of what is called the Latin rite, but there is a small number of Maltese and residents in Malta who form part of what is popularly called the “Greek Catholic” rite. The basic beliefs are the same but, for example, the liturgy is different.

The parish of the Maltese “Greek Catholics” is situated in Archbishop’s Street Valletta.

Fr Joe Borg interviews Papas Martin Zammit:

  • How do Greek Catholics celebrate Christmas?
  • Is the mid-night Mass as popular and imporant as it is in the Latin rite?
  • Why do they give a lot of importance to Easter and not so much importance to Christmas?
  • Do they fast on Christmas eve?
  • What kind of food do they abstain from?

A part of the interview will be aired on Thursday 24th December at 9am. The full interview will be aired on Christmas day at 5pm on Newsbook.com.mt