Grand Priories of Malta and Gozo Investiture: April 2019
The April 2019 Investiture of the Grand Priories of Malta and Gozo on the 27th of April at the Ta' Giezu Church, Rabat, Malta. Forty one postulants, promotions and accolades of merit and the announcing of even more Hospitaller and philanthropic initiatives both in Malta and in other jurisdictions were the order of the day. Three Grand Officers from the Supreme Grand Priory were physically present at the investiture, hosted by the Grand Prior of Malta, the Chev. Daniel Bugeja KCLJ KMLJ.
The investiture also welcomed a number of deputations from Germany, Italy, Hungary, the Dominican Republic, Serbia and other nationalities. A number of donations to worthy causes in Malta, related to independent living and aiding persons with disability were effected on the day, with the donated amounts touching the thirty thousand Euro mark.
After the investiture, a hugely successful investiture luncheon was held with record turnout for the event, which was blessed with beautiful, sunny weather and thus could be done in the open air.Although it is customary that the Grand Priories of Malta and Gozo hold two investiture ceremonies in a year, during 2019 the Grand Priory of Malta decided to only organise the April investiture in order to ensure that the next April 2020 event, being not just an investiture but a fully-fledged International Lazarite Symposium, would be properly organised with all attention focused on its success.