Sunday, November 30, 2008

St. Paul's Cathedral , Valletta




The Anglican Pro-Cathedral of St Paul is situated
in Independence Square Built in the neo-classical
style, the spire is a Valletta landmark, rising
to over 200 feet (60 metres).

Built on the spot where the Auberge d’Allemagne
(the conventual home of the German Knights
Hospitaller) had stood. Queen Adelaide
paid for the church and laid the foundation stone
on 20th March 1839.Queen Adelaide's Banner hangs
majestically above the choir stalls.

The Dedication of the Church to St Paul, the
Apostle to the Gentiles, was a reminder of the
first Christian missionary to Malta, when he was
shipwrecked on the Island in AD 59/60

2 comments:

nearlyasian said...

Oh I remember the fiasco when some relics had been stolen. I asked the caretaker if Paul's bone was also taken, he said, "No, but if it had been, we'd close the church." Gotta appreciate his sense of humor given the seriousness of the situation.

Is that great Pie Shop still across the street?

lawrence saliba said...

Hi

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It explains it all.