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The Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller Vancouver Commandery

The 2007 Investiture

On May 26th, the ceremony of Investiture took place in Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver with H.E. Lt. Grand Master David Rolfe, GCSJ, MMSJ officiating together with two Vancouver Commandery Chaplains, The Very Reverend Peter Elliott, KJSJ and The Reverend Dr. Chevalier Nicholas Parker, KGSJ.

The procession came up from the Crypt at 5:00 pm, lead by the Crucifer, Dame Elizabeth Raines, DCSJ singing

“Onward, Christian Choir. Before the Members were given

Soldiers” assisted investiture of the promotions.

by the Cathedral Aspirants, several

The promotions of the following Members of the Vancouver Commandery were promulgated:

Dame of Grace Dame Karen Baker-McGrotty Dame Susan Dickson Dame Grace Athene Gordon-Collins

The Crucifer, Dame Elizabeth Raines, leads the Recessional

Knight of Grace Chev. Bernard Fahy Chev. Reverend Nicholas Parker Chev. Ian Reid Chev. Alan Wolrige

Dame Commander of Grace Dame Anne Wood

Knight Commander of Grace Chev. Kenneth Hallat Chev. Michael Kaile

Dame of Justice Dame Margaret Ann Rolfe

Knights and Dames after the Investiture

Knight of Justice Chev. The Very Reverend Peter G. Elliott

Knight Commander of Justice Chev. Richard (Dick) Richards Chev. Dr. Donald Rix Chev. Leslie Strike

Escorted by the Marshal, the Aspirants were then brought before the Lt. Grand Master who inducted them individually into the Order assisted by the Sword Bearer, H.E. Bailiff Paul Beckmann, GCSJ.

It was a colourful ceremony with beautiful singing by the Cathedral Choir, directed by Mr. Rupert Lang.

Poul Hansen KCSJS Commander

Commander Poul Hansen, H.E. Lt. Grand Master David Rolfe, H.E. Grand Prior Glen McLaughlin and the Aspirants

Summer 2007

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