The Grand Priory of Malta and the Grand Priory of Gozo: April 2015
It has now become customary that the joint investiture services of the Grand Priories of Malta and Gozo are held twice a year, with the first investiture being held at the end of the first quarter or the beginning of the second quarter of the year. The April 2015 Investiture of the Grand Priory of Malta and the Grand Priory of Gozo was held at the Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar, a beautiful 18th century palace just in front of the Naxxar parish church.
The solemn investiture was chaired by the Supreme Grand Prior of the Order, H.E. Richard Comyns of Ludston. The Supreme Grand Prior was accompanied by the Grand Chancellor, the Grand Secretary, the Grand Marshal and the Grand Hospitaller of the Supreme Grand Priories, together with a number of aides de camp of the Grand Chancellery.
The packed investiture also saw a number of deputations from other Grand Priories of other jurisdictions of the Order, together with deputations from sister chivalric organisations. As is the norm, a number of postulants and their guests were also present, with the former taking their vows in front of the Grand Secretary of the Order.
The investiture also saw the giving out of more than ten thousand Euros worth of donations to various local institutions who work with the vulnerable and needy.
An excellent ceremony and a fully packed congregation was then brought to a close by a sumptuous meal in beautiful weather in the wonderful gardens of the palace itself.