The Vigil at Arms 2021

Nativity of Mary Basilica – Senglea. Friday, 5th November 2021

Cardinal Fernando Filoni Grand Master of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem , accompanied by the Governor General Visconti di Modrone and welcomed by Lieutenant Roberto Buontempo attended the Vigil of Arms at the Basilica of the Nativity of Mary at Senglea.

The Vigil ceremony was officiated by Mons. Joseph Galea Curmi, Auxiliary Bishop and saw the participation of seventeen postulants, the promotion of one Dame and four Knights and the awarding of other distinctions to three other Knights. At the end of the ceremony Cardinal Filoni uncovered a commemorative plaque of his visit in the Oratory of the Holy Crucifix of the Senglea Basilica.

On this occasion the following promotions were conferred:

Knight Commander with Star, the Knight Commander:

Carmel Anthony Attard;

Knight Commander with Star, the Knight Commander:

James Norbert Casha;

Dame Commander with Star, the Dame Commander:

Antoinette Spiteri Audibert;

Commander, the Knight:

James Borg

Commander, the Knight:

Christopher Busuttil Delbridge

25th anniversary of the establishment of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in Malta

Ta’ Duna Chapel, Rabat.

On the 4th November 2021, our Grand Prior His Grace Mgr Charles J. Scicluna blessed a marble plaque in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in Malta, 1996-2021.

The event took place in the presence of our Lieutenant Roberto Buontempo and members of the Council.

Photos: Ian Noel Pace

The commemorative plaque.
Lieutenant Roberto Buontempo presenting an original signed watercolour print of the exterior of Ta’ Duna Church painted by artist Joe Pace Ross. The original painting will be hung at the EOHSJ, Malta headquarters in Valletta.
His Grace with members of the council, H.E. Marco Cantori, Lieutenant of Italy – Sardinia and the Archpriest of the Collegiate Basilica of Rabat, Rev. Joe Mizzi.

Historical investiture of Fra. Francis Vassallo

Roberto Buontempo, Lieutenant of the Maltese Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, accompanied by H.E. Marco Cantori, Lieutenant of Italy – Sardinia, were the honoured guests of The Maltese Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (MASMOM) for the historical investiture of Fra. Francis Vassallo held at St.John’s Co-Cathedral held on the 4th November 2021.

Photos: Ian Noel Pace

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H.E. Marco Cantori, Lieutenant of Italy – Sardinia, Fra. Francis Vassallo and Roberto Buontempo, Lieutenant of the Maltese Lieutenancy.