The Vigil of Prayer and Investiture Ceremonies of the Maltese Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem were held on the 4th & 5th November 2022 at the Collegiate Basilica of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in Senglea and St Paul’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Mdina, respectively, in the presence of the Maltese Lieutenant, Roberto Buontempo. The Vigil was presided by Mgr. Joseph Galea-Curmi, Auxiliary Bishop of Malta while the investiture was presided by the Maltese Lieutenancy’s Grand Prior Mgr. Charles J. Scicluna, Archbishop of Malta. Eleven new Knights and Dames were invested into the Order.
The Lieutenancy was honoured by the presence of Their Excellencies Dott. Saverio Petrillo -Treasurer of the Order, Prof Not Ferdinando Parente – Lieutenant Italia Meridionale Adriatica, Dott Marco Cantori – Lieutenant for Italia Sardegna, Comm. Angelo Domenico Dell’Oro – Lieutenant for l’Italia Settentrionale, Ing Giuseppe Michele Marrani – Lieutenant for l’Italia Centrale Appenninica and Dame Grand Officer Mairead Walls representing the Lieutenant of Ireland.
The Investiture Ceremony was also attended by Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, President of the Maltese Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
Photo by Ian Noel Pace