Sunday, July 27, 2014

Malta churches at their best

St Philip's Catholic church in Zebbug, Malta
Many visitors to this blog have told me how much they enjoy my photos from Malta. Every Sunday in 3 to 5 different parishes a special festa is held with a procession with the statue of the titular saint of that particular parish. While I was in Malta recently, I visited one such parish in Zebbug, where they were celebrating the feast of Saint Philip. 
A side altar in the same church dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary
These are just 4 photos I took of this beautiful church, adorned at its best, dressed at its finest, and with all their gold and silver on display. Of course there are many more to show you, but I don’t want to dominate this blog only with Malta photos, although it seems most people like them, especially those in the USA, where nothing like this can be seen in any of our churches. Churches are not always decorated like this, but only during the week leading to the festa. However, churches are always a gem to admire even on any ordinary day, especially when they are filled with devout Catholics.
Mostly silver church paraphernalia displayed on a side table
The belfries of the St Philip's Church, Zebbug, Malta

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