Maltese Association

Order of Malta


Feast of St John the Baptist and Investiture Ceremony

June 26 2022 

On the occasion of the feast of St John the Baptist, the Patron Saint of our Order, a Pontifical High Mass was celebrated by His Grace the Metropolitan Archbishop of Malta, Mgr. Charles Jude Scicluna at St John’s Co-Cathedral on Sunday, 26th June at 9.30hrs.


Following the church function, a promotion and decoration ceremony took place in the Oratory of St John’s Co-Cathedral.


The Council was very pleased to announce that, further to its recommendation, the late H.E. The Lieutenant of the Grand Master Fra Marco Luzzago and the Sovereign Council, accepted to promote the following members:

Conventual Chaplain ad honorem

The Rev. Canon Brendan Gatt


Knight Grand Cross of Magistral Grace

Major Raymond Miller Vice-President


Knight of Magistral Grace

Mr. Christopher Wicker


The following awards within the Order pro Merito Melitensi were also approved during the same meeting:


Cross of Grand Officer of the Order pro merito Melitensi

Dr Michael Grech, Chancellor


Cross of Officer of the Order pro merito Melitensi

Dr Kevin Dingli, Hospitaller


Cross with Shield of the Order pro merito Melitensi

 Dame Karen Miller, Councillor
Dame Rita Mizzi


Cross of the Order pro merito Melitensi

Dame Nadya Aquilina
Dame Martha Cremona
Dame Victoire Borg Manchè
Mrs Lara Grima
Mrs Corinne Dingli


Silver Medal of the Order pro merito Melitensi

Mr Saviour Farrugia
Mr Victor Tonna


The St John’s Day ceremony also included the conferment of the COVID-19 Campaign Commemorative Medal to the following, who were unable to attend the award ceremony which took place on Friday 3rd June 2022:

Mr Luca Antonio Borg

Deputy Police Commissioner Alexandra Mamo

Mrs Roberta Tabone


Spouses of members and immediate family members of those being invested were cordially invited to the above church function.


Photos of the event are available at the gallery below:





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