Commission for Liturgical Texts
After the first Liturgical Congress in Malta, organised by the Royal University Students’ Theological Association, was held at the Oratory of St. John’s Co-Cathedral from the 9th to the 12th January 1956; as a result of the Congress, the Liturgical Commission was established in Malta and immediately started working on the revised Holy Week Rites. For many years this Commission, which was considered a “National” Commisson, was fully occupied in translating and publishing the new liturgical books and in promoting the liturgical renewal following Vatican II.
The Episcopal conference felt the time had come for this Commission to become an Interdiocesan Liturgical Commission and the new Statute was approved on the 23rd September, 2008.
The aims of this Commission are as follows :-
- The translation of liturgical books and texts published by the Holy See;
- Advising the Episcopal Conference on the best ways in which to better promote the necessaryliturgical reforms, including those concerning the Sacraments, Sacred Art and Sascred Music, in the pastoral context of our Islands;
- Advising the Episcopal Conference in the preparation of a common liturgical formation and animation in our Islands;
- Keeping close contact with the congregation for Divine Cult and the Disciplines of the Sacraments.
Mgr Arthur Said Pullicino
Fr Jesmond Manicaro
Mgr Paul Carmel Vella
Fr Nazju Borg
Fr Roberto Gauci
Fr George Schembri
Fr Anton Farrugia O.F.M.
Mro Chris Muscat