20th Anniversary celebrations of the Maltese Lieutenancy

The 14th of September 2016 marked the 20th anniversary of the Lieutenancy of Malta. This important date represents the continuous commitment and efforts of the Council and members who, for the last two decades, endeavored to secure a prosperous future for our lieutenancy.  As part of the celebrations, the Council organised a commemorative event on which shall involve a thanksgiving mass at St Ursola Church in Valletta followed by a dinner at the Corinthia Palace in Attard.

Archbishop Emeritus of Malta, and Grand Prior Emeritus of the Maltese Lieutenancy, Mgr. Paul Cremona O.P, celebrated the anniversary mass together with two of our ecclesiastical members – Rev. Mgr. Kt.Comm. Lawrence Mifsud and Rev. Fr. Kt. John Muscat. St. Ursola church was packed with members of the Order, families, friends and the choir of nuns of the Cloistered Monastery of St Ursula who kindly accepted to take part during this important holy mass.

Upon arrival at the dinner venue, H.E. the Lieutenant, Knight Grand Office Eric Fenech Pace delivered a memorable speech where he thanked his predecessor, the Lieutenant Emeritus Knight Grand Cross Victor Licari, the members of the Council, members of the Order, their families and friends who constantly support the Maltese Lieutenancy.

This event was also a great opportunity for new prospective members of the Order to meet the dignitaries of the Maltese Lieutenancy while experience the synergistic and respect evidently present among our members. The celebrations ended with the cutting of a anniversary cake by H.E. the Lieutenant which was specifically prepared for this occasion.

His Grace, Archbishop Emeritus of Malta, Mgr. Paul Cremona O.P celebrating the anniversary mass

His Grace, Archbishop Emeritus of Malta, Mgr. Paul Cremona O.P celebrating the anniversary mass

H.E. the Lieutenant Knight Grand Office Eric Fenech Pace (first from right)

H.E. the Lieutenant Knight Grand Office Eric Fenech Pace (first from right)

First reading by Chev. Dr. Ruben Depasquale

First reading by Chev. Dr. Ruben Depasquale

Second reading by H.E. the Lieutenant Emeritus KtGrCross Victor Licari

Second reading by H.E. the Lieutenant Emeritus KtGrCross Victor Licari

Rev. Fr. Kt John Muscat con-celebrating mass together with Mgr. Mifsud (on the left) and the Archbishop Emeritus

Rev. Fr. Kt John Muscat con-celebrating mass together with Rev. Mgr. Kt.Comm.  Lawrence  Mifsud (on the left) and the Archbishop Emeritus

Group Photo - Knights and Dames of the Maltese Lieutenancy

Group Photo – Knights and Dames of the Maltese Lieutenancy

Nuns of the cloistered monastery of St Ursola with the Archbishop Emeritus and the Lieutenants

Nuns of the cloistered monastery of St Ursola with the Archbishop Emeritus and the Lieutenants

H.E. the Lieutenant delivering a memorable speech before dinner

H.E. the Lieutenant delivering a memorable speech before dinner

Members of the Orders and some prospective members during dinner

Members of the Orders and some prospective members during dinner

H.E. the Lieutenant cutting the anniversary cake.

H.E. the Lieutenant cutting the anniversary cake.

A successful Vigil and Investiture

The Maltese Lieutenancy held a Vigil and Investiture ceremony on the nine and ten of October 2015. Seven Knights were installed while several members were promoted to higher ranks and given awards for their work and contribution towards the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. The Cardinal Grandmaster H.E. Edwin F. O’ Brien presided over the the investiture ceremony. The Grand Prior of the Maltese Lieutenancy, Mgr. Charles J. Scicluna, Archbishop of Malta and the Grand Prior Emeritus Mgr. Paul Cremona, Archbishop Emeritus of Malta were also present.

Thanks to the leadership of His Excellency the Lieutenant as well as the members of the Council, these events were a complete success in terms of logistics as well as attendance. All the members of the Maltese Lieutenancy were also key to the success of such important event.

Photos from the event

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Upcoming Investiture – 9 and 10 of October 2015

It is with great pleasure that the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Lieutenancy of Malta announces that an investiture of Knights will be held on Saturday the 10th of October 2015 at the St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. This ceremony will be preceded by the Vigil which will take place at the St Mary of Jesus Church (Ta’ Ġieżu), the official base of the Maltese Lieutenancy. The Cardinal Grandmaster of the Order, Edwin Frederick O’Brien, will lead the investiture ceremony together with H.E The Grand Prior Mgr. Charles J. Scicluna, Archbishop of Malta, Knight Grand Officer and The Grand Prior Emeritus Mgr. Paul Cremona, OP, Archbishop Emeritus of Malta, Knight Grand Officer. The general public is cordially invited to these events. Those interested in attending are kindly requested to send an email to eohsj.malta@gmail.com.

 

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St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta © maltacultureguide

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St Mary of Jesus Church (Ta’ Ġieżu), Valletta  © Francisco dos Santos

Reception in honour of H.E. Mgr. Charles Scicluna

Mgr. Scicluna has been admitted into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem on the 10th of December 2014 in the grade of Ecclesiastical Knight Commander with Star. A reception in his honour was held on Saturday 10th January 2015. H.E The Lieutenant Eric Fenech Pace and other members of the Order of the Maltese Lieutenancy were present for this event.

 

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Annual General Meeting 2014

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On Sunday 2nd March 2014 Knights and Dames gathered at Palazzo Xara in Rabat for the Annual General Meeting. Initial prayers were followed by an introduction by H.E the Lieutenant Eric Fenech Pace who presided the meeting. Dame Commander Elizabeth Olivieri proceeded with the reading of the Minutes of the preious AGM. The meeting continued with the Lieutenant’s report for the year 2013, the presentation of accounts and the Calendar of Event for 2014.

From left to right- Comm Ray Cassar, H.E the Lieutentant Comm Eric Fenech Pace,Dame Comm Elizabeth Olivieri

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Members of the Order together with their families took this opportunity to meet for lunch and get to know each other better in a more relaxed environment.

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Year of Faith Pilgrimage – Rome 2013

On the occasion of the Year of Faith, some 3,200 Knights and Dames of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem flocked to Rome from all-over the world for a three-day pilgrimage which took place between the 13th and 15th September 2013.

For this occasion, the Lieutenancy of Malta sent a delegation of 16 people made up of two dames, 6 knights and 6 friends of the Order. The delegation was led by H.E. the Lieutenant, Knight Grand Officer Eric Fenech Pace. During this event the Lieutenant had the unique opportunity to personally meet Pope Francis.

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The pilgrimage opened with a High Mass celebrated in the magnificent basilica of San Paolo Fuori le Mura, which stands upon the holy tomb of the Apostle Paul. This was followed in the afternoon by an audience with Pope Francis, in the Pope Paul VI Audience Hall, who, while praising the Order for its commitment in supporting Christianity in the Holy Land, stressed that every Christian is personally responsible for the Holy Land.

On Saturday 14th, the knights and dames attended a concelebrated high mass at the Vatican also celebrated by the Cardinal Grand Master of the Order, His Eminence Edwin. F. O’Brien. The pilgrimage was concluded on Sunday 15th with another liturgical celebration and investiture of French and Brazilian knights and dames at the basilica of San Paolo Fuori le Mura.

 

Pope Francis at Paolo VI HallPope Francis greets the Delegates of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

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Delegates from the Lieutenancy of Malta led By H.E the Lieutenant Knight Grand Officer Eric Fenech Pace

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Lay Master of Ceremonies Commander Ray Cassar together with other Delegates from the Maltese Lieutenancy and friends of the Order.

 

 

 

 

 

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Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem during the procession of the transportation of the relic of the Holy Cross

Courtesy of Mr Eric Montfort

 

            Courtesy of Mr Eric Montfort