Brescia, 19 September 2011. Brescia Knights and Dames were invested into the Order of Saint George in the old Cathedral the delivery of the Labarum.
Guardian of the Treasure of the Holy Cross, Brescia deserved an official presence of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, born in 312 after the battle of the Milvian Bridge, faught and won with the insignia of Christianity. As of Monday 19th, during a solemn celebration in the Duomo Vecchio,the new provincial representation of the Order will be set up with the delivery of the Labarum and the investiture of a group of Knights and Dames who have pledged to give continuity to a tradition dating back to the Christian roots of Europe, through charitable works and cultural initiatives, for the propagation of the faith and the glorification of the Cross.
It was Emperor Constantine who invested the first 50 Knights, giving rise to the oldest of orders of chivalry and sanctioned with the edict of 313 A.C. on the freedom of worship for Christians. The leadership of the order transmitted by hereditary dynastic law, is now entrusted to Prince Charles of Bourbon-Two Sicilies: the Grand Master will be joined in the ceremony of the handing of the Labarum by the designated representative Don Armando Morandi, by Ambassador Antonio Benedetto Spada, Grand Treasurer, and by Lombardy Delegate Augusto Ruffo di Calabria.
Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, Grand Prior of the Order, will chair at 5 pm in the Duomo Vecchio the Eucharistic co-celebration with the participation of the Bishop, Monsignor Luciano Monari and the Emeritus Auxiliary Bishop Monsignor Vigilio Mario Olmi. The ceremony, open to all citizens, will be preceded by the extraordinary exhibition of the Treasure of the Holy Crosses.