The year 2004 witnessed a huge amount of schisms in the ranks of of the two other main Lazarite Orders throughout the world. Although these had nothing to do with our Grand Priory and with our Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus worldwide, the schisms in question brought about massive realignment in the ranks of the Military and Hospitaller Orders of Saint Lazarus. The groups recognizing Prince Charles Philippe as their Grand Master, and hailing from the old Malta and Paris Obediences of the Order, have now agreed in writing to an alliance with our Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus and November 2004 saw the first ever official deputation from our Order, led by our Chancellor Dr. Massimo J Ellul, participate as guests in the investiture of the Military and Hospitaller Order led by their Chancellor Dr. Schubert and their Vicar General Chevalier R. Attard. A monumental day for Lazarites worldwide.
(from left to right) Deputy Chancellor of the Military and Hospitaller Order, Dame Helen Meli Attard, our Grand Prior of the Mediterranean Monsignor Anton Gauci, the Grand Prior of Malta Chevalier JR Pace, our Master General Fra John Baron von Hoff
(from left to right) Confrere Joe Seydel, our Commander of the Commandery of Westminster in the UK, our Chancellor, Dr. Massimo Ellul, with group listed above
(from left to right) our Grand Prior with JR Pace
our Master General Fra John Baron von Hoff with Dame Helen Meli Attard