During the Easter period the Grand Priory of the Maltese Islands organised a number of religious oriented events.

The first event was the celebration of the Jewish Passover meal reflecting on its relevance to the New Testament. This was held as a fundraising event at Dar Frate Jacoba, a house which welcomes people, especially youths, who are facing social problems. It offers shelter and the possibility of re-discovering their life together with the rest of the community who reside at Dar Frate Jacoba.

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At its last meeting the Governing Council of the Grand Priory of Spain of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem approved the striking of a Commemorative Medal commemorating the meeting of the General Chapter of the Order on May 5 in Madrid and the election of a new Grand Master, HE Don Francisco de Borbón Graf von Hardenberg GCLJ. It was commissioned and approved by the Judge of Arms of the Grand Priory, Chev. Dr. Don José María de Montells based on a design created by Mr. Fernando Martínez Larrañaga.

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Saturday 7 April 2018 marked the final Investiture presided over by H.E. Dame Countess Éva Nyáry DGCLJ-J as Grand Prior of Hungary. The Solemn Investiture and Gala Dinner took place in Budapest.

Dr. Sándor Pellek KLJ was invested as the new Grand Prior, and the Countess now assumes the title of Grand Prior Emeritus.

A strong delegation from the Grand Commandery of the Castello in Malta attended the Ecumenical Service held at the Collegiate Church and Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady, in the historical and fortified city of Senglea. The service, led by the Archbishop of Malta Mons Charles J Scicluna, was held under the auspices of Christians Together in Malta and the Diocesan Ecumenical Commission.

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