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Grand Prior of the Mediterranean

Monsignor Anton Gauci was born on the 15th of August 1925 in Victoria, Gozo. He studied at the Gozo Seminary and at the University of Malta.

After he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest, he furthered his studies in the Gregorian University, where he received his Doctorate in Theology and, subsequently, in the Lateran University where he received his J.U.B and Doctorate in Canon Law. He also underwent a two year course in the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in diplomacy.

Back in Malta, he started teaching in the Gozo Seminary and was elected Deputy Rector and Examiner of Canon Law. He was granted the title of Monsignor in 1958.

In 1960, Mons. Gauci started teaching in the Gozo Liceo and in 1973 was promoted to Deputy Headmaster and Headmaster in 1977. In 1985, Mons. Gauci was appointed Assistant Director of Education to the government of Malta and, in 1986, a permanent delegate to UNESCO representing his country.

He has sat on a number of boards, co-operatives and government agencies and has published more than 24 books in various languages and on various subjects, including history, biographies, religion and other subjects.

Mons. Gauci was appointed as the first Grand Prior of the Grand Priory of the Mediterranean in the Cathedral of Gozo and holds the rank of Ecclesiastical Commander within the Order.

In April 2009, the Most Reverend Monsignor Anton Gauci celebrated his sixtieth year in the priesthood. Accordingly, the Knights in Council unanimously bestowed upon the Grand Prior the Grade of Companion of Merit of the Order of Merit of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus for services rendered to the community.

The Grand Prior receiving the insignia of Commander of Merit of the Order of Merit for his sixty years in the  priesthood and for his sterling service towards the community


Message from the Chancellor

My first contact with the Order of Saint Lazarus was not intentional and did not originate from my homeland. It was basically due to my then extensive commitments with the world famous Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland which brought me into contact with the Order. Being very active with the 'Friends of Rosslyn', headed by the dynamic Niven Sinclair, a meeting in the nineties was arranged between the President of the 'Friends of Rosslyn', James McKay Munro and the Grand Prior of the Order in Scotland, Richard Comyns of Ludston.

It was from this chance encounter up in Edinburgh that Richard instilled in me the urge to join up with the Order of Saint Lazarus. Richard and I became firm friends and have shared many an experience in Scotland and abroad, in voluntary work and in business related activities. But his assistance in my induction into the world of Saint Lazarus is something that I will cherish forever.

I sincerely hope that you will look for opportunities to be a participant in our humble contribution to an international effort with all the Lazarites to work in philanthropic and Hospitaller related causes in a harmonious way, as I believe that this is the way forward.

The Order of Saint Lazarus is not about titles and ranks and insignia. People do not change because they joina chivalric organization. The Order of Saint Lazarus is all about helping the needy and trying to instill in others the need to do one’s bit to aid and assist. The Order’s historic work to eliminate leprosy from the face of Christendom is by now a subject of academic discussion. But the need to assist in hospice and philanthropic aid in the twenty first century is still a stark necessity.

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The Chancellor of the Grand Priory

 

Dr. Massimo Joseph Ellul

Dr. Massimo Joseph Ellul

Max Joseph Ellul was born in Attard, Malta, in 1970. He studied at De La Salle College and the Liceo Vassalli Junior Lyceum, continuing his post secondary education at the Gian Frangisk Abela New Lyceum. After entering for a Bachelor's degree at the University of Malta, he furthered his studies outside the island and specialised in marketing and business administration.

A number of his works and writings have been published in the UK and the U.S. and he has had published extensive articles in newspapers, specialised publications and journals.

Max was also a Fellow and active member of numerous professional institutions, including the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management (UK), the Institute of Commercial Management (UK), the International Biographical Association (Cambridge), the Institute of Professional Development (UK), the Marketing Society (UK), the Malta Institute of Management and the Malta Marketing Institute. He also sits on the Research Board of Directors of the American Biographical Institute. He was granted freedom of the City of London, as Citizen and Marketor in 2005 and is the only Maltese Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Marketors of the City of London

He is Chief Executive Officer of an international management consultancy group with offices in Malta, London, Edinburgh and Dubai.

Max entered the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus in the twelfth investiture of postulants held by the Grand Priory of England, Wales, Isle of Man and Channel Islands at the Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great in the City of London.  He is currently the Chancellor of the Grand Priory of the Mediterranean.

In October 2008, during the investiture of the Grand Priory at the Cathedral of Gozo, the Grand Prior of the Supreme Grand Priory of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus, H.E Richard Comyns of Ludston GCLJ announced the Chancellor’s elevation to Grand Chancellor of the Order and his being invested as Knight Grand Cross of the Order in the April 2009 investiture in Malta.

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Chart of the United Grand Priories

 

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Chart of the Grand Priory of the Mediterranean

All non-country specific Commanderies are named after popular Grand Masters who ruled the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta during the period when this Order operated from the Maltese Isles. The Independent Grand Commandery of de L'Isle-Adam accepts members and postulants from any other country not yet represented in the Order's international structures.

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The Grand Commanderies and Independent Commanderies under the
Grand Priory of the Mediterranean

 

Grand Commandery of Malta

 

The La Vallette Commandery

Grand Commandery of Malta

 
Location: Malta

 Grand Commander: Chevalier Charles Caruana KLJ OMLJ

 

The La Vallette Commandery

 Location: Malta

 Commander: Chevalier Stefan Hogan KLJ

 

 

The Cotoner Commandery

The de Rohan Commandery

The Cotoner Commandery

 Location: Malta

 Commander: Chevalier William Acton KLJ

 

The de Rohan Commandery

 Location: Malta

 Commander: Chevalier Darren Marmara KLJ

 

 

The Pinto Commandery

Commandery of Gozo

 


 
Location: Malta

 Commander: Chevalier Robert Vella KLJ

 

 

Commandery of Gozo

 Location: Gozo, Malta

 Commander: Confrere Monsignor Dr. Joe Vella Gauci ChLJ

Grand Commandery of Italy

 

Commandery of Taormina

Location: Italy

Grand Commander: The Hon. Carmelo Currenti CLJ MP

 

 

Commandery of Catania

Commandery of Taormina

 

Commandery of Catania


Location: Sicily, Italy

 Commander: Chevalier Professore Luigi Sorge CLJ


 

Commandery of Taormina


Location: Sicily, Italy

 Commander: Dr. Filippo Condorelli

Grand Commandery of France

 

Grand Commandery of France


 
Location: France

 Grand Commander: Chevalier Michel Bouillerand KLJ CMLJ

 

Commandery of Vichy

Commandery of Marseilles

Commandery of Vichy


 
Location: France

 Commander: Comte Jacques de Chabannes CLJ OMLJ

Commandery of Marseilles

 
Location: France

 Commander: Jean Christofe le Gars CLJ OMLJ

 

Commandery of Tripolitania

Grand Commandery De L'Isle-Adam

Commandery of Tripolitania


Location: Tripoli, Libya

Commander: Consoeur Yvonne Hogan CLJ

Commandery of De L'Isle-Adam

Location: International

 Commander: Chev. Thomas W. Nash KCLJ

Delegation of Spain

Delegation of Portugal

Commandery of Piraeus

  Location: Madrid

Portugal

 Location: Lisbon

Delegation of Athens

Commandery of Piraeus

  Location: Athens

 

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International Representatives

 

The Grand Priory of the Mediterranean also appointed a number of its members as representatives to a number of countries and regions, including:

 

Brazil

Argentina

Confrere Ramiro Anzit Guerrero CLJ

Australia

Confrere Brian Falzon OLJ

   

Brazil

Brazil

Confrere Roberto Ortiz CLJ

Canada

Canada

Chevalier Thomas Nash KCLJ

 

 

England

England

Chevalier Derek W. Cobbing KLJ

Germany

Confrere Jose Antonio Pena OLJ

 

 

Indonesia

Confrere Richard van Lee MLJ

USA - Eastern District

Singapore

Rev Fr Seamus Phan CLJ

 

 

USA - Eastern District

USA - Eastern District

Lt. Joshua Dale Gillespie OLJ

USA - Eastern District

USA - Midwest District

Confrere Floyd Jack CLJ

   

USA - Eastern District

USA - South Eastern District

Conseur Venus Maria Day OLJ

 

USA - Southern District
USA - Southern District

Confrere Patrick J Montserrat Cavallo MLJ

 

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