The Priory of St. Olav of Norway, hostedtheirnational investiture at Holmenkollen Chapel, Osloon February 4, 2017.
Postulants wereBishop Roald N. Flemmestad and MD & Priest Bjørn Justin Benzelstierne Nicolaisen.
The ceremony was led by the head of the Jurisdiction of Norway, Prior, Chevalier Tom Harald Martinsen KLJ, and Olav Dag Hauge SChLJ, Senior Chaplain, Commander of the Royal Order of St. Olav of Norway.
On Saturday the 17th Of December 2016 around thirty members and friends of the Grand Bailiwick of Scotland gathered in the Golden Lion Hotel in Stirling to say goodbye to our Grand Baillie Colonel John L Kelly MBE KCLJ. John has served as Grand Baillie of the Order in Scotland since 2012 and has steered the Order in Scotland through changes in the structure, administration and in office holders.
The recent Investiture of the Hungarian Grand Priory of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem was held in Saint Anna Church, Budapest on 3rd September 2016.
The Holy mass was celebrated by Bishop Dr. Lajos Varga, Mgr. Manfred Lipowski, Abr. Archbishop Raynold L. Gom, Abbot Dr. György Herdics and two Greek Orthodox Catholic priests of our jurisdiction, Fathers Bazil Pásztor SChLJ and Béla Mosolygó SChLJ.
Following our tradition, a Holy Mass was celebrated for our advocate Saint Lazarus in the Greek Catholic Church on Fō street on December 10th. The Mass was conducted by Pásztor Bazil SChLJ, Mák Ferenc SChLJ and Mosolygó Béla SChLJ.
H.E. Countess Èva Nyáry DGCLJ-J, DMLJ,SMLJ,PSLJ led the commemoration, expressed good wishes for Christmas to those attending and presented awards to those members who had contributed the most to the Order and in their charitable work.
The service was followed by a meeting of the Order. The meeting lifted our spirits, strengthened our faith and as it concluded we were left with pleasant memories.
A Solemn Investiture of the Order of St. Lazarus, Grand Priory of Slovakia, took place on 11th September, 2016 at 10:00 hours, at Moyzesová 20, Košice. The Investiture, which took place on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was conducted by the Grand Prior of Slovakia, Chevalier Stanislav Holák, KCLJ, CMLJ.