150th anniversary since the establishment of Societa’ Filarmonica Nazionale La Vallette.

22nd October 2023

Members of our Order led by our Lieutenant, Roberto Buontempo, participated in a Solemn Mass to commemorate the 150th anniversary since the establishment of Societa’ Filarmonica Nazionale La Vallette.

The celebration was held at the Collegiate Church of St Paul’s Shipwreck, Valletta and was officiated by Mgr. Paul Carmel Vella, KCHS, Rector of St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta.

The Lieutenancy of Malta congratulates the President and members of the Society on this important milestone in their history.

Photo credits Carl Farrugia

Feast of Our Lady of Palestine

25th October 2023

On the Feast of Our Lady of Palestine, our Lieutenancy organised a Mass at Ta’ Ġieżu Church in Valletta followed by the prayer of the Rosary.

This was our small part to ease the suffering of all those innocent souls that are experiencing imaginable hardship since the start of the conflict in the Holy Land.

May peace prevail!

Liturgical Feast of Saint John Paul II

22 October 2023.

The Equestrian Order Of The Holy Sepulchre Of Jesusalem – ‘Delegazione Gozo’, was invited by the Pope Saint John Paul II Cultural Foundation, known as the JP2 FOUNDATION, to participate in the Liturgical Feast of Saint John Paul II, held at the Fontana Parish Church, dedicated to of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The main Concelebrant was H.E. Monsignor Savio Hon Tal-Fai, the Apostolic Nuncio for Malta.

Our presence was very much appreciated by JP2 FOUNDATION, the Apostolic Nuncio as well as the Fontana Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Can. Simon Cachia.

It is worth mentioning that this was the first time that the Lieutenancy of Malta, officially took part in two separate Church events at the same time, in Malta at St. Paul’s Collegiate Church, Valletta, and in Gozo at the Fontana Parish Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

We thank the JP2 FOUNDATION for the invitation.

Pilgrimage for Peace

6th October 2023

Our Order had the honour of receiving an invitation to participate in the Pilgrimage for Peace at Our Lady of Victories Basilica in Senglea. The celebration began with a solemn Mass, followed by a pilgrimage with the statue of Our Lady of the Rosary to the Annunciation Church in Vittoriosa. This pilgrimage culminated with a Sacramental Blessing.

Our heartfelt gratitude is extended to Rev Knight Robin Camilleri Archpriest of Senglea Basilica, and Dominican Prior Aaron Zahra, OP, for their invitation.

Feast of Our Lady of Good Health

1st October 2023

The Gozo Delegation took part in the Feast of Our Lady of Good Health in the town of Qala, Gozo. Celebrations commenced with a procession along the Miraculous painting depicting the Image of the Immaculate Conception, proceeding towards the Archpriestal Church of St. Joseph in Qala. This year marks its 150th anniversary since being established as a parish. Mass was celebrated by Monsignor Edward Xuereb, the Archpriest of Qala.

This was the first event in which the Gozo Delegation participated after its inauguration at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary by His Eminence Cardinal Mario Grech on the 17th August 2023.