30th Jubilee Ceremony of Investiture of the Knights of Malta (KMFAP)
 
The Hungarian and Slovakian Grand Priories organised jointly the 30th Jubilee Ceremony of Investiture of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP), for the 11th time in the halls of Chateau Bela in Slovakia between 5-6 May 2017. Knights, Dames, participants and guests arrived from 30 countries of 4 continents to this significant event. According to the international nature of the ceremony the 20 Maltese Postulants and 1 Cyprus Postulant represented 16 countries.

The Knighthood Ceremony of the Knights of Malta (KMFAP) and the Sovereign Order of Cyprus (Knights of Sword and Silence) took place again in the beautiful spot of Chateau Bela, where gorgeous circumstances, intimate atmosphere, great cuisine and courteous service contributed to the high standard of the investiture.

21st Ball of Knights and Bodyguards at Hotel Marriott - Budapest, Hungary
 

In the past few years we could hear a lot about the cooperation of various civilian security companies, organisations and official law enforcement agencies, which has its peak at “Partnership for Security” international professional conferences. 20 years ago the leaders of IBSSA recognised that the system of well-working clubs of the Western world is very much missing from Hungarian social life.

They could enable the members of the various organisations to have informal meetings and establish relationships. Upon this recognition common monthly club days were organised by IBSSA and the security organisations, such as the IAPA, the IPA and law enforcement organisations. And later with the closely related knightly orders, such as KMFAP (Federation of Autonomous Priories of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta), the Sovereign Order of Cyprus , the International Knightly Order of Saint George the Martyr. The success encouraged family picnics, and a few times the organisation of the Ball of Knights and Bodyguards.


Important Notice of Knights of Malta (KMFAP) regarding its admission procedure
 
Dear Dames and Knights,

in order to avoid possible problems and misunderstandings hereby I inform you officially about the followings:
- the new candidates can pay the administrative charges and fees solely by wire transfer to the official bank account of KMFAP – this is the only way our Order accepts the payments.
About the extent of due payments and the progress of the admission procedure the KMFAP Secretariat gives official information in all cases personally, or by e-mail, and confirms the receipt of payment!

The humanitarian organisation of Knights of Malta (KMFAP), the FEMERAID International – Angola Unit continuously supports the Angolan Federation of Motorsports
 

The humanitarian organisation of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP), the FEMERAID International – ANGOLA Unit gave free medical support to the FADM - the Angolan Federation of Motorsports during the organisation of their sport event, the III Grand Prix, which was held between 22-23 April 2017.

For the continuous free medical support to the Motorsports the FADM handed over a trophy to FEMERAID International as a token of recognition, and also sent a letter to Sir Dr. Nuno Cosmelli - Director of FEMERAID Angola for the regular assistance.


Exhibition of Sir Júlio Quaresma, Grand Cross Knight of KMFAP (Knights of Malta) in Moscow
 
During the month of June, works by our Ambassador, the reputed Portuguese-Angolan architect and plastic artist, Sir Júlio Quaresma, Grand Cross Knight of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP) will be exhibited in the “Manege” Exhibition Centre, in Moscow, Russia.

Happy Pesach - Chag Pesach Sameach
 

The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan, April 10–18, 2017. It commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus.

In Hebrew, it is known as Pesach (which means “to pass over”), because God (Jahve) passed over the Jewish homes when killing the Egyptian firstborn on the very first Passover eve.


The 29th Ceremony of Investiture of the Knights of Malta (KMFAP) on the 11th February 2017 in Florida, USA
 
Months of preparation preceded this long awaited historically important moment in the life of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP). After a long pause, finally on the 11th of February 2017 a Solemn Ceremony of Investiture took place in the USA.