Feast of Christ the Redeemer

18th June 2023

Our Order, led by Lieutenant Roberto Buontempo, had the privilege of participating in the Feast of Christ the Redeemer, at the invitation of Rev. Can. Knight Robin Camilleri, Archpriest of Senglea Basilica. The celebration commenced with a Pontifical Mass led by Cardinal Mario Grech Grand followed by a procession with the revered statue of Christ the Redeemer. Hundreds of devotees attended the procession.

In the year 1813, during a time when Malta was battling the Plague outbreak, the inhabitants of Senglea made a solemn promise. They vowed that if their town was spared from the ravages of this deadly epidemic, they would hold a procession with the Statue of Christ the Redeemer annually. Miraculously, their prayers reached the heavens, and their wish was granted. Since then, without fail, this procession has taken place each year as a testament to their gratitude and faith.

Inauguration of the Gozo Delegation of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

17th August 2023

A Delegation of Gozo within the Maltese Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, was inaugurated in a brief but meaningful ceremony. The Lieutenant for Malta, Roberto Buontempo, presented the decree with which the delegation was established, together with letters of appointment to the first officials, Comm. Euchar Mizzi and Rev Can John Muscat as Delegate and Prior respectively. The decrees were approved by the Order’s Grand Master, Cardinal Fernando Filoni. The Delegation’s standard was then passed on from the Lieutenant to the Delegate, to signify the creation of this Delegation.

The ceremony was presided by Cardinal Mario Grech. In his message, Cardinal Grech emphasized the mission of the members of the Order: that of sustaining the Christian presence in the Holy Land, where members strive to do all they can so that Christians do not disappear from this land, a land fraught with problems, where the only solution for peace can only be through forgiveness.

25th Anniversary of the priestly Ordination of Rev Anton Farrugia Pisani, OFM, Ecclesiastical MC.

15th August 2023

The Lieutenant led members of our Order to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the priestly Ordination of Rev Anton Farrugia Pisani, OFM, Ecclesiastical Master of Ceremonies of our Lieutenancy.

The mass was celebrated at the Collegiate Basilica of Birkirkara with the patronage of the Nuncio Mons Savio Hon Tai Fai.

Ad Multos Annos Fr Anton. May you enjoy many more years of blessings and grace.