On the 17th August 2019, the Maltese Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem attended a Solemn Translation with the relic of St. Helen followed by Vespers, as part of the celebration of the Feast of St. Helen. This occasion took place at the Collegial Basilica of St. Helen in Birkirkara in the presence of H.E. Roberto Buontempo our Lieutenant and H.E. Dr. George Vella President of the Republic of Malta.
EOHSJ Malta would like to thank Mr. Ronald Falzon and Mr. Ivan Saliba for providing us with photos of this beautiful occasion.
On the 13th August 2019, our Lieutenant H.E. Roberto Buontempo, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Josette Buontempo, attended an Oratory, entitled ‘Sant’ Elena Imperatriċi Awgusta: 1919-2019′, organised by the St. Helen Musical Society, as part of the centenary celebrations since its founding. The Oratory took place at St. Helen’s Basilica in Birkirkara under the patronage of H.E. the Lieutenant.
On Monday 5th August, the Maltese Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, upon invitation by the Parish Priest of Lija, attended the feast of Christ the Saviour. On this occasion, the Lija Parish also celebrated the 425th anniversary since the founding of the Parish and the 325th anniversary of the actual building of the current Parish Church.
The occasion was presided by His Grace Charles J. Scicluna, Archbishop of Malta and Grand Prior of our Order, in the presence of H.E. Roberto Buontempo, our Lieutenant.