Saturday, 4 November 2017

Gala Dinner in Brussels

The Grand Master with members of the Order in the Grand Place, Brussels.

Members making their way to “La Maison du Cygne” on the Grand Place 
for the Gala Dinner following the Investiture Mass in Brussels last weekend.


A cheque is presented to one of the charities supported by the Grand Priory of Belgium.
A reminder that our sparkling evening, whilst hugely enjoyable, also had a charitable purpose in mind. Bringing the members of the Order together to build up our efforts to help others through the many varied charities supported by the Order throughout the world is at the heart of our spiritual purpose. 

Building up Confraternity enables our Charity and builds up our Spirituality.


A few photographs follow giving a flavour of the evening.
As ever, there is a sprinkling of our British members
joining the happy throng!











With thanks to Vincent Vangrunderbeek 
for the splendid photographs.
Used with permission.


Friday, 3 November 2017

Mass and Investiture in Brussels

The High Altar in the church of St Nicholas.

 Brussels was the setting for the annual meeting of the Chapter of the Governing Council this year, hosted by the Grand Priory of Belgium and Luxemburg. Following on from the business meetings, where we heard reports of the great charitable work being done by members of the Order throughout the world, members gathered in the beautiful church of St Nicholas in the heart of Brussels for Holy Mass and the investiture of new members, as well as promotions.


Members gathering in the square to process into church.

The Marshal of the Grand Priory of Brussels 
leads the procession into the church.




Chaplains of the Order from Belgium, France, Spain and Great Britain 
assisted in celebrating the Mass.





Grand Prior of Belgium and Luxemburg, H.E. Damien van Bellingham
addresses the candidates.

A new member of the Order.

A new Chavalier.

 
A promotion.


The Grand Master HE Jan Count Dobrzenský z Dobrzenicz 
and HRH Prince Charles-Philippe d'Orléans.





With thanks to Vincent Vangrunderbeek 
for the splendid photographs.