Message on World Humanitarian Day

The General Assembly of the United Nations has designated the 19th of August as the World Humanitarian Day, in a remarkable effort to increase the public awareness of the Humanitarian Work all over the World.

In fact there is no better example of true nobility of character and soul than the example given by all the volunteers and humanitarian workers, who leave behind the comfort of their homes and the love of their families to go to dangerous places, of Disease and of War, to serve, to help and to assist those ill, wounded and in need. They are the true Knights of the XXI. Century.

Ceremony of the International Order of Saint George, The Martyr in Warsaw with the participation of Knights of Malta (KMFAP)

Charles Robert (Caroberto, 1288-1342), King of Hungary from the House of Anjou-Naples founded the first secular order of the era on the 26th April 1326 in Visegrád.

The successor organisation of the Order in Poland (Łódź) held its 9th Ceremony of Investiture on the 7th June 2014, for the first time in the capital city of Warsaw, in the Cathedral of the Polish Army (Długa street 13/15). Dames and Knights in large numbers gathered in the beautiful church, arriving from across the territory of Poland and from many countries.

„MUDr. Vladimir Harinek 2014” Memorial Tournament of the Slovak Red Cross in Nitra with the support of Knights of Malta (KMFAP)
The national first aid competition of the volunteers of Slovak Red Cross was held between 27-29 June 2014 in Nitra (Slovakia), which event has been dedicated to the memory of MUDr. Vladimir Harinek, doctor, for more than twenty years already.

350 volunteers of the Red Cross – in teams of 6-10 people – participated in this year's tournament from the whole territory of Slovakia and with the help of 150 organisers and contributors.

90th birthday of Sir Prof. Ernő Lazarovits was celebrated by the Hungarian Grand Priory of the Knights of Malta (KMFAP)
On the 27th June 2014 members of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP) celebrated with gifts and a special cake - made by the Artist Café - together with family members the 90th birthday of Sir Ernő Lazarovits, member of the Board of Religious Counsellors and Interfaith Pluralism of KMFAP, Magisterial Religious Counsellor.

USA Congressional Record of the 98th session on the 27th July 1984 about the Knights of Malta (KMFAP), on the occasion of the investiture of Mr. Joseph Anton Walters

On the 27th July 1984, the Congress of the United States of America during its 98th session dealt with the investiture of Mr. Joseph Anton Walters - hero of World War II - as Knight of Malta. Here you can read the Congressional Record made 30 years ago, in which the activities of our Order, the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta and of our then Grand Master, H.E. Lorenzo Michel de Valitch are highly appreciated.

Ramadan Greetings from the Magisterial House
" And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful. " Chapter 2, Revelation 185 of the Quran

Congratulations to Lady Andrea Lee - Dame of the Sovereign Order of Cyprus

On the occasion of the 21st Anniversary of The Asian Herald, on the 8th June 2014, Lady Andrea Lee received the “Jian Dong Memorial Award” in recognition of her outstanding contributions made to the Asian-American Community.

Congratulation Lady Andrea!