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ETHNOGRAPHY: Jesus scourged at the pillar

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Without any doubt, the statue of Jesus scourged at the pillar is the one having the highest artistic value among the whole set of twelve statuary groups found at the parish of Żejtun. This statue, which is carved in wood, … Continue reading

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ETHNOGRAPHY: The Redeemer

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Without doubt the most beloved statue by the locals is that of Jesus carrying the cross or Christ the Redeemer.  This statue is the work of the Maltese artist Carlo Darmanin. Anyone viewing this statue is immediately touched by the look … Continue reading

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ETHNOGRAPHY: St Paul’s shipwreck

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On the 10th February Malta celebrates the feast of St Paul the Apostle,  the father of Christianity of the Maltese.  St Paul found himself on our islands following a shipwreck on his way to face charges in Rome. Linked with the … Continue reading

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ETHNOGRAPHY: The Feast Hanging Canopy

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Whoever visits the Zejtun Parish Church during St Catherine feast days will be amazed with the way the church is decorated.  However the greatest splendor without doubt is the canopy hanging over the main altar. If not the most artistically beautiful, … Continue reading

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ETHNOGRAPHY: Model head and Angel of the Annunciation

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The Zejtun Parish Church museum has a selection of works of art related to the parish and history of Zejtun.  The collection ranges from  furniture to sculptures, from archaeological  ceramics to fine glass, from etchings to paintings. Among the collection there are … Continue reading