On the occasion of the annual recurrence of the feast of the Megalomartyr St. George, Patron of the Order, the Delegation of Rome and Lazio, led by HH Prince Don Lelio Niccolò Orsini d’Aragona wished to celebrate his memory with an exceptional event.
The Solemn Pontifical was celebrated by H.E. Rev.ma Mons. Giuseppe SCIACCA, Secretary of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, Titular Bishop of Funds, our KnightGrand Cross, assisted by the Reverend Ecclesiastical Knights of Grace Don Ettore Capra and Don Teodoro Beccia. The liturgy took place at Church Santa Caterina in Magnanapoli, Main Church of the Military Ordinariate – generously offered to the Delegation for the occasion by the Military Ordinary Archbishop for Italy, H.E. Mons. Santo Marcianò, and thanks to the active collaboration of the Rector, Reverend Military Chaplain Don Pasquale Madeo.
A musical repertoire centered on the production of Mons.Lorenzo Perosi was performed by the Musical Chapel, formed by exceptional Cantors from the Pontifical Music Chapel called Sistina and from the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, coordinated and directed by Dr. Rocco Marco MASSARA FERRARI.
At the end of the sacred rite, the Delegate, assisted by Count Riccardo Langosco, delivered some admission diplomas, granted by the Grand Master, H.R.H. the Duke of Castro.
The recipients of the diplomas were: Lord Nicholas Windsor, son of the Duke of Kent and nephew of King George V, (who, being in England for the mourning that struck the Royal Family for the loss of Prince Philip, delegated his wife, Lady Paola Windsor, also awarded the honor, to collect the diploma) – Knight and Dame Grand Cross of Justice; Prince Don Fabrizio Massimo, Prince of Arsoli – Knight Grand Officer of Justice; Marquis Giuseppe Ferrajoli di Filacciano, Commander of Justice; Don Guglielmo dei Principi Giovanelli Marconi – Knight of Justice; Donna Vittoria dei Principi Giovanelli Marconi – Dame of Justice; Countess Milena Von Rex, Dame of Justice; Donna Louise Afan de Rivera Costaguti, Marquise of Sant’Angelo – Dame of Justice; Don Alessandro Arborio Mella – Knight of Justice; Noble Giovanni d’Ayala Valva – Knight of Justice, and General Luigi Infussi – Official Knight of Merit; Dr. Andrea Canali – Official Knight of Merit; Dr. Fabio La Motta – Official Knight of Merit; Ten. Col. Davide Passone – Official Knight of Merit.
The Secretary General of the Constantinian Order, Dr. Giampaolo Grazian; the Consul of Georgia, Mrs. Natalia Kordzaia with her assistant, Dr. Diana Liparteliani; the Army Corps General Salvatore Camporeale; the Prefect Francesco La Motta; Nob. Adv. Renato Taccone, Brigadier General Matteo Paesano and Brigadier General Giuseppe Tirico also attended.