Saturday 7 December 2019

Brussels Anniversary

The Grand Priory of the Kingdom of Belgium and the Duchy of Luxemburg recently celebrated five years of its official re-establishment. Pictured here HE Damien van Bellinghen, Grand Prior of Belgium, Dom Cyrile, one of the French Chaplains, the Abbot of Maredsous, Rev Fr Simon Henry, Chaplain to the Grand Magistry and Chev. Pierre Piccinin da Prata.

 Mass and an Investiture was celebrated in the 
Church of the Carmelite Fathers in Brussels.

 Dom. Bernard Lorent, the Abbot of Maredsous, was celebrant and preacher at the Mass.

The Grand Master invests Dom Bernard Lorent with the Order of Merit.

Chevaliers kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament. 

The excellent music was provided by Les Petits Chanteurs de Belgique
(in a rather precarious looking choir loft!)

The Grand Master, HE Jan Count Dobrzensky z Dobrzenicz 
and HE Prince Charles-Philippe de Orleáns 
were both present at the weekend of events. 
These included an informal dinner the night before and a Concert by "Gospel for Life" 
raising funds for the Order's charitable activities.
Mass was followed by a splendid Charity Dinner and Dance at the Hotel Brussels 
opposite the Church on the Boulevard de Waterloo.

Chaplain to our own Grand Priory, 
representing the our Grand Prior, HE Anthony Dickinson, 
with Abbot Lorent and Dom Cyrile.

Photo Credit: David Nivière.