Monday 23 September 2013

Order of St Lazarus in Valencia

This fantastic High Altar is in the King's Chapel of the Military Headquarters Church of Santa Domingo in Valencia. Members of the Order of St Lazarus from all over the world gathered here on Friday evening for the Vigil Service to induct new members into the Grand Priory of Spain during the ti-annual Chapter Meeting of the Order.  The Chapter General reports on the state of the Order - perhaps the most salient fact to record is the more than 2.5 million euros were raised for our charitable projects over the last year.

With one of the Spanish Chaplains

Within the Order is a group who have taken extra vows to pray and serve who meet regularly in the French Grand Priory, pictured here in their distinctive habits, along with Fr Mark Lawler, Chancellor of the Priory of Great Britain.

Lunch after the Chapter General was held in the Military Cultural Centre
With The Grand Prior of Great Britain, The Baron of Fetternear, Martin Thacker and Mrs Jean Spencer.
Also eating Paella - HE Matthew Jackson, Grand Secretary, H.E. Lieutenant-Colonel Philippe and Madame Jourdain and HE Giovanni Ferrara, Grand Prior of Italy.

 This is the Santa Domingo chapel in the Military Headquarters where the Investiture Mass took place on Saturday. A splendid occasion with Mass in Latin - particularly fitting and practical with a congregation from many different nations.

With the Grand Master, Jan Count Dobrzensky z Dobrzenicz.

With  H.E. Chevalier Thierry Pauquet de Villejust, Bailiff of the Grand Bailiwick of the United States.

A Gala Dinner was held after the Investiture in the Throne Room of the Military Headquaters.

1 comment:

Rhoslyn said...

You have been blessed with beautiful churches recently, Fr.