12 members – 4 Dames and 8 Knights were invested into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem – Lieutenancy of Ireland by our Grand Prior, Sean Cardinal Brady, GCHS at St Patrick’s Pontifical College, Maynooth on Saturday 22nd July 2023 in the presence of our esteemed guests, Mr Sami El-Yousef, CEO Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem; Professor Bart Mc Gettrick, President of the Holy Land Commission and representatives from the Lieutenancies of England and Wales, Hungary, Poland and Scotland.
Dame Bernadette Sweeney (Headford, County Galway) and Chevalier Joseph Kane (Stratford on Slaney, County Wicklow) being dubbed with the crozier by our Grand Prior, His Eminence Seán Cardinal Brady, GCHS.
The 12 new investees with Fr Robert Markuszewski (Poland); Professor Bart Mc Gettrick (Grand Magisterium/Holy Land Commission/Scotland); H.E. Peter Durnin (Lieutenant of Ireland), Grand Prior Sean Cardinal Brady (Ireland); Sami El-Yousef (Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem); Bishop Denis Nulty (Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, Ireland); Very Reverend Derek Darby (Diocese of Meath, Ireland).
Chevalier Walls (Ireland); H.E. Joe Mc Donnell (Lieutenant Emeritus of Ireland); H.E. Joseph D’Inverno (Lieutenant of Scotland); H.E. Peter Kveck (Hungary); Gearóid Williams (Chancellor of Ireland); Chevalier Jim Holohan (Ireland).
On Friday 21st, the Lieutenancy celebrated the Vigil at Arms. Several Knights and Dames were promoted. The photos below illustrate the ceremony and dinner that followed.
On Saturday 22nd, following a presentation from Sami El-Yousef, 12 new Knights and Dames were invested, followed by a lunch. The photos below illustrate this fantastic event.
The video below shows a short extract of the ceremonies.