25th Anniversary: Programme

On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the
Nomination as hereditary Prince Grand Master of
His Imperial and Royal Highness Grand Duke Alfred Josef
(05-12-1986 ♦ 05-12-2011)
You are cordially invited to attend a
Solemn International Investiture Ceremony
Of new Knights and Dames
To be held in Malta on
Saturday 10th December 2011 at 17.30 hrs
At St. Dominic’s Church, St. Dominic Square, Rabat, Malta

Programme

- 8th and 9th December: Arrival of Knights and Dames, Postulants and Guests

Travelling Logistics:

Transfers: Available upon request from Airport to Hotel – all hours

Accommodation: Historic Art Deco 5 star luxury hotel in Floriana

- 9th December: Buffet Breakfast at Phoenicia Hotel

  • 09.30 hrs: Knights, Dames, Postulants & Guests will be invited to visit Valletta – Capital City of Malta
  • 12.30 hrs: Return to Hotel Phoenicia – Lunch Optional
  • 14.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs: Free Time
  • 19.00 hrs: Universitas Sancti Cyrilli AD1669 – Academic Convocation

-10th December: Buffet Breakfast at Phoenicia Hotel

  • 09.30 hrs: Knights, Dames, Postulants & Guests will be invited to visit The Three Cities – Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua

Solemn International Investiture Ceremony

  • 16.00hrs: Gathering of Knights, Dames and Candidates at Hotel Phoenicia – Lounge Area
  • 16.30hrs: Departure by Coach for the Church
  • 17.15hrs: Magistral Procession
  • 17.30hrs: Solemn International Investiture Ceremony - Welcome Address by the Grand Prior of Malta
    • Religious Rite :
      • Oath of Loyalty
      • Blessing of Decorations
      • Imposition of Hand
      • Presentation of Candle, Cordon, Sword and Spurs
    • Equestrian Rite :
      • Investiture with Sword
      • Presentation of Insigne and Mantle
      • Installation of new Knights / Dames
  • 18.40hrs: Renewal of Oath of Loyalty
  • 18.45hrs: Prince Grand Master addresses Congregation
  • 19.15hrs: Refreshments at the Dominican Priory, Rabat
  • 19.45hrs: Departure by Coach from Dominican Priory to Mdina
  • 20.30hrs: Gala Dinner at the Bacchus Restaurant – Mdina
  • 23.30hrs: Departure by Coach from Restaurant to Hotel

11th December: Departure from Malta of Knights, Dames & Guests

Travelling Logistics

Transfers: Available upon request from Hotel to Airport – all hours

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