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Belgium: Ceremony 19 December 2021

Belgium: Ceremony 19 December 2021

Brussels, Sunday 19 December 2021 – The investiture ceremony of the new Constantinian Knights took place at the Church of St Jacques-sur-Coudenberg in the presence of H.R.H. Prince Laurent of Belgium, Bailiff Grand Cross of the Order. The rite of the Pontifical Holy Mass was presided over by the Most Rev. Father Frédéric Testaert, O. Praem., Abbot of Postel and was concelebrated by Mons. Hrvoje Škrlec, chargé d’affaires of the Apostolic Nunciature to the European Union, the Reverend Robrecht Boone, Representative of the Holy See in the International Committee of Military Medicine, Mons. Gabriel Quicke, Rector at the Royal Belgian Church St Julian in Rome and the Rev. Father Ivo Celis.
H.S.H. Prince Charles-Louis d’Arenberg, Delegate of Belgium, Knight Grand Cross of Justice, assisted by Consul-General Gunnar Riebs, Vice Delegate of Belgium, KnightGrand Cross of Merit, proceeded to the delivery of the decorations and elevated to the rank of Commander: Baron Gosselin and Dirk Van den Brande; to the rank of Knight Grand Cross of Merit Jacques Hermans, Knight since more than 50 years.
After the religious ceremony, all the Knights and other guests joined the convivial gathering in the Brussels ‘Cercle Royal Gaulois’.

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